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Holmes finds solace in basketball

Updated: December 18, 2009, 10:42 AM ET
By Mike Grimala | ESPN RISE

This story appeared in the Greater Chicago edition of the December ESPN RISE Magazine.

Basketball was the furthest thing from Lynette Holmes' mind on the morning of Aug. 29, 2005. It was her birthday, and though her hometown of New Orleans was under a hurricane watch, things didn't seem so bad.

"It wasn't how people say it was," Lynette says. "There was no rain. Just a lot of wind, some trees falling over. By 3 p.m., it was sunny and we were outside playing."

She ...

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