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Fully human

Once a very bad man, Mike Tyson is having some very good years

Originally Published: May 30, 2013
By Robert Huber | ESPN The Magazine

MIKE TYSON shows me his pigeons.

We're on the back patio of his house on a gated cul-de-sac overlooking Las Vegas -- a high-ceilinged pad he bought from basketballer Jalen Rose five years ago -- where he's got wooden cages for 100 of his fliers. Pigeons have followed Tyson everywhere, from the worst ghetto of Brooklyn to Ohio to LA to Vegas -- wherever he's set up his life, however fleeting. As a boy, Tyson would go up to the roof of his Brooklyn tenement to check ...

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