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Hundreds at Tayshana Murphy funeral

Updated: September 17, 2011, 8:30 PM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- One day after thousands came to Tayshana Murphy's wake, lining the streets for blocks outside a funeral home, another strong crowd came out Saturday to pay final respects to the basketball star who was killed less than a week ago.

Murphy, 18, known as "Chicken," was a point guard for Murry Bergtraum High School.

"It helps comfort us knowing how much she was loved," Murphy's sister, Tanaisha Williams, said after the funeral in Long Island City. "It will never ...

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