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Sports town shows its true colors

Everett rallies around one of its own after fire destroys his family's home

Updated: April 20, 2011, 6:58 PM ET
By Matt Stout | Special to ESPNBoston.com

EVERETT, Mass. -- A bustling crowd of hundreds filled the Everett High School gymnasium Thursday night for a special 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament. Children were running here, parents sitting there, administrators watching from over there, making all corners of the school's pristine facility teem with people and pride.

But two people drew handshakes and hellos from nearly everyone they passed.

The first was John DiBiaso, the affable living legend that is Everett's football ...

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