One last trip around the Worlds
One of the World Championships' buzz words was "absentee," as in Kobe Bryant's absence.
INDIANAPOLIS -- It began with a furor over insurance costs and one Cuban's crusade to bar several players from risking their expensive limbs for an international tournament that would be largely ignored in America's basketball heartland.
It ended with a heated debate about on-court liabilities.
With nationwide shame.
With not just a furor but a full-blown crisis and scramble to understand What Went Wrong for the formerly unsinkable beast of international hoops.
It all demands ...
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