Small day for a big man

Reports of potential back problems kept Jared Sullinger home for NBA draft

Updated: July 1, 2012, 2:07 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There's a cruelty in this that sometimes cannot be explained.

Jared Sullinger is supposed to be in New Jersey, inside the Prudential Center, in a never-before-worn custom suit, at a table draped in navy blue linen, surrounded by his immediate family, waiting for his name to be called.

Instead, he sits inside Eddie George's Grille 27 in Columbus, Ohio, on the campus of Ohio State University (still surrounded by family), in a black Ralph Lauren polo and True ...

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