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Kye Allums: 'Got too tough to not be me'

Updated: November 3, 2010, 7:40 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Kye Allums can't have the surgery, can't start taking testosterone -- not as long as he wants to keep playing basketball for the George Washington women's basketball team.

But he can change his name. He can ask people to stop calling him a woman. He can show off his mohawk, face a dozen cameras at the Smith Center after a practice and declare: "Yes, I am a male on a female team."

So, for now, part of the dream is deferred for another. Allums is choosing basketball, a ...

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