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All Cliff Couser wants is respect from the man he believes is his brother

Updated: March 15, 2013, 12:05 PM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN The Magazine

This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's June 14, 1999, issue. Subscribe today!

HE SHARES HIS FACE with another man, a man who is vulgar and infamous and fresh out of prison. He shares this face straight down to the gold tooth, and it delights him and it haunts him. He walks the Las Vegas strip, where tourists recognize him for who he isn't, and so he gives them another man's lisp and they say, It's him, it's him. And he knows they are fools for snapping their Polaroids ...

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