It's time to play the "What if?" game

Originally Published: April 20, 2011
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

In the 1960s, an American philosopher named Richard Taylor made his colleagues weak in the knees. His paper, "Fatalism" -- which would achieve renewed renown as the subject of beloved late author David Foster Wallace's undergraduate thesis -- made a disconcertingly logical argument. Given the apparent choice of fighting or not fighting in a battle, a naval captain cannot actually choose to do anything other than what he would have done the following day.

Surely, Pittsburgh forward Nasir ...

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