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Saying goodbye to a childhood friend

The Capital Centre will be history after Sunday, but fond memories will never disappear.

Updated: December 12, 2002, 1:30 AM ET
By David Aldridge | Special to ESPN.com

Sunday, they blow up some of my childhood.

There will be little lamentation.

The Capital Centre is doomed to the imploder's button, and few will take notice. Magic Johnson is developing another set of his Theatres as part of a new mall, right where so many of my memories lay.

There used to be a ballpark, right here ...

I don't expect many folks outside of the District to understand. The Bullets/Wizards and Caps have been colossal disappointments for a generation; I doubt ...

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