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Bill Sharman, a true Hall of Famer

Updated: October 25, 2013, 5:41 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

The saddest thing is not that Bill Sharman left us on Friday -- it's that his voice left him so many decades ago.

If there's anyone I wanted to hear talk it was Sharman, who was 87 when he died. I always wished I could take a seat next to him and listen to the unparalleled combination of stories that he alone could tell.

What it was like to play with Bob Cousy. What it was like to coach Wilt Chamberlain. What it sounded like when Bobby Thomson's bat met the ball for the "Shot ...

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