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Guns, the game, and the soul of a city

A spate of gun-related violence has emptied the outdoor basketball courts in Chicago

Originally Published: August 25, 2010
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Basketball has always been the sport of two seasons: winter and summer. Winter is when money is made (NBA, NCAA, etc.); summer is when legends are made.

Every summer in most urban areas around the country, the game rediscovers itself. Resurrects itself. On concrete.

This summer? Different. Including in a city that claims as many -- maybe more -- street basketball legends than any place in the world.

This summer, the basketball courts ...

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