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The Entertainer: Saying Good-bye to Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed gave us more than the wins and losses, points and rebounds; he entertained us and in doing so transcended the increasingly wonkified tribalism of NBA discourse. Think about how we speak about the game now, how we thin-slice it; how we monitor and catalogue its improvisations with high-speed cameras; map its possibilities, celebrating the creation of virtual idealized-machine-cog players who flit as pixels across computer screens. (Grantland.com)

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