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Vitale is a Hall of Fame basketball guy

Updated: September 5, 2008, 9:49 PM ET

Dick Vitale is being inducted as a contributor into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, and rightfully so. Vitale is a clear Hall of Famer. I have heard it said that Vitale is a Hall of Famer because of his love for the game and his unparalleled enthusiasm for basketball.

Baloney.

Vitale is a Hall of Famer because he is the real thing: a true, talented basketball guy. The Hall of Fame has nothing to do with the showing of emotion or love, and ...

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