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To beat the road blues, jocks pack loads of personal treasures

Updated: May 20, 2010, 2:11 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | ESPN The Magazine

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BIBLE

Channing Frye, Phoenix Suns, C
Photo by Ture Lillegraven

Why I pack it: "I bought this one last year, when I got married and joined the Suns, to signify a fresh start. For me, the Bible isn't a book of rules; it's a voyage of self-discovery. During flights, I write notes or highlight passages that touch me. Later, I'll go back to see how I felt at the time and whether I've applied the lesson to my life. Most hotel rooms have a Bible, but I'll stick to mine. They probably wouldn't appreciate my scribbling in their copy."

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