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Chapter Two: Good-Bye

Updated: March 28, 2002, 9:24 AM ET
By Bob Valvano | from "The Gifts of Jimmy V"

(Editor's note: ESPN.com is running three excerpts from ESPN Radio host Bob Valvano's The Gifts of Jimmy V published by Triumph Books. Here is the second chapter.)

I just sat and looked at him. My brother. My hero, my idol, my friend. He was the man who had played with me when I was a little kid, protected me and looked after me in my adolescence, helped me in my career, made me laugh longer and harder than anyone I had ever known, and given me enough magical, one-of-a-kind experiences ...

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