Vander Blue has 200 teammates

The NBA hopeful didn't think his dream career would involve eight teams in a year

Originally Published: May 14, 2014
By Eli Saslow | ESPN The Magazine

THE LAST ROAD trip of the season is an eight-hour bus ride through the night on an aging charter. Vander Blue sinks into the worn upholstery and tries to sleep. At his feet sits a small duffel bag stuffed with the few belongings he has left: an Xbox, stereo headphones, three pairs of luxury sneakers and a few changes of clothes. At some point during the blur of the past nine months, he had grown tired of lugging a large suitcase from one city to another, from one efficiency apartment ...

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