The French connection

For 24 years, Steve Stoloff has recorded Heat games for his brother in France

Updated: April 10, 2012, 10:59 AM ET
By Jason Feifer | ESPN The Magazine

THE WOMAN BEHIND the counter is grumpy. It's almost closing time at the post office, 1:55 p.m. on a Saturday. The line extends all the way to the stamp machine, and now here's Steve Stoloff, this slightly hunched 71-year-old man, slapping down an international package that she says is addressed incorrectly. He's written "FRANCE" before the French postal code. "The machine will read that as an American ZIP code," she scolds as she changes the label. "So always put the country underneath."

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