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Obama victory raises social significance of basketball

Barack Obama's election victory will serve to boost the social significance of basketball in America. Story

Originally Published: November 11, 2008
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

It's been a long time coming. Too long. Yeah for that too, but this is about something different. Finally, for America's "other" game, the time has come. You ready? Stand still. Pose. Look happy. Live the moment. Smile. FLASH! Finally … the game of basketball is ready for its official close-up.

Hope won? It's more than that.

Twenty-one presidents and 117 years after Naismith invented the game, basketball has finally found a place inside the place that best symbolizes ...

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