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Nets deal: Morrow manna from heaven

Undrafted guard needed a job in '08; two years later, he has $12 million contract

Updated: August 27, 2010, 6:23 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

The same day LeBron James changed the course of his career and life forever, Anthony Morrow did the same, receiving an offer sheet with the New Jersey Nets for three years and $12 million.

That's where the parallels end between Morrow and James. The publicity and suspense surrounding the two moves weren't exactly equal. Nor the subsequent scrutiny of what led to the two decisions. And certainly no one is expecting Morrow to do for the Nets what James is supposed to do for the ...

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