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Orlando Johnson's rocky road to the NBA

Updated: June 27, 2012, 1:22 PM ET
By Adena Andrews

Orlando Johnson won't be making the trip to New Jersey for the 2012 NBA draft.

He won't put on a nice suit with geek-chic glasses.

He won't shake commissioner David Stern's hand.

But most of all, he won't give his mother a kiss when his name is called.

That's because Johnson, a projected second-round draftee, experienced more tragedy before his 13th birthday than most people do in a lifetime, starting with the murder of his mother when he was an infant. ...

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