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Appreciating all about Oscar Schmidt

With the HOF induction of a Brazilian great at hand, his colleagues recall his feats

Originally Published: September 6, 2013
By Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta | ESPNDeportes.com

CARACAS, Venezuela -- There are very few people who saw Oscar Schmidt play who don't remember his stellar performances, such as that unforgettable 1987 Pan American Games final in which the Brazilian national team took apart Team USA with Schmidt's 46 points, or when he snatched a victory from Puerto Rico in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games with three key free throws and a made basket in the closing moments.

But he never wanted to take his talents to the NBA and instead made his mark in the ...

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