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Forrest returns to his roots

After long career in Europe, Georgia Tech's March Madness hero helps Atlanta youth

Originally Published: September 23, 2009
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

The city of Atlanta has closed 22 rec centers within the past year, another casualty of an economy that is leaving cities strapped for cash.

James Forrest doesn't care much about the politics of the decision or even the finances. He cares about one thing: the kids who suddenly don't have a place to play.

Forrest grew up in the city, grew up on the playgrounds where he could always find a pickup game that would simultaneously let him work on his game and keep him out of trouble.

"Where ...

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