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Basketball in New York relevant again

With excitement surrounding each local team, there's a resurgence in NYC hoops

Updated: February 25, 2011, 7:35 AM ET
By Shaun Powell | ESPNNewYork.com

In order to understand why the basketball is suddenly bouncing so high around here, just remember how it felt when all the helium was sucked out of it.

Was it a year ago this time? Could be. The Knicks were going through the motions, wasting yet another season just so they could have their hearts broken by LeBron James. St. John's was busy wrapping up another invisible era, this one under Norm Roberts. And the Nets? They were running their season win total to 12, roughly matching their ...

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