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LeBron James, race and the NBA

A close examination of the Heat's LeBron James and the role of race

Originally Published: October 1, 2010
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Trying to avoid writing about the Miami Heat this season will be as difficult as trying to avoid writing about race and the NBA. Here we are, mere days after the teams assembled for the first time, and already the two inescapable subjects have converged into a sports topic so consuming that we managed to go an entire 24-hour cycle without talking about the New York Jets.

Race is so incendiary that the fire quickly engulfed what should have been the real news emanating from Soledad ...

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