Fantasy camp unites hoop heads

USA Basketball event leaves our writer with thoughts of basketball mortality

Updated: August 11, 2014, 5:52 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LAS VEGAS -- There's nothing better for a magician, I would imagine, than the testimonial that comes after a successful trick when the person who witnessed the magic act is so impressed he immediately summons a friend over to see it, too.

Back in the mid '90s, an up-and-coming David Blaine visited the Dallas Cowboys after a practice one day and had Emmitt Smith pulling in Daryl "Moose" Johnston to see the same mind-blowing trick that Blaine performed for him. (It's a clip that lives on ...

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