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Basketball Saved My Childhood

No matter how hard life gets, you can always shoot baskets.

Bernard Wright was elegant. Standing 6'3" with long arms, muscular legs and an exquisitely carved physique, he glided over a basketball court. He had perfect balance, a textbook jump shot and an unstoppable spin move. When he rose to dunk, he took off like a jet with a galvanic vertical leap culminating in a violent slam.

As a 10th grader at North Hollywood High, I watched Wright’s games as if he were an NBA…




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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.

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