Maui Invitational turns 30 years old

And it has one unforgettable upset to thank for its start and its longevity

Originally Published: November 25, 2013
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

If you really think about it, the Maui Invitational owes its existence to a broom.

That was the only way legendary Robert E. Lee High School coach Paul Hatcher could simulate for his players what it was going to be like to play against all 7 feet, 3 inches of Ralph Sampson's high school frame. If you could arc your shot over this broom, Hatcher would tell his team, you might have a chance to get it over the unreasonably athletic, unfathomably tall force standing (or worse) leaping between ...

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