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Playground legends no more

Changes cause a formative part of basketball culture to wither

Updated: July 9, 2013, 10:20 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

The death of Tyron Evans. An end's beginning.

Quiet as it was kept, quiet as it actually was, the passing of the great Alimoe (aka the Black Widow) in late February marked the beginning of the end of what was always believed to be an infinite era of basketball.

While a playground legend can pass away, the actuality or reality of the playground legend is never supposed to die.

Never. Right? Basketball historically has been the sport (along with boxing and soccer) that ...

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