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Relationship between Maryland basketball, Baltimore is complicated

Relationship between Maryland basketball, Baltimore is complicated

It's one of the tastier bits of local basketball lore — the supposed cold war between Lefty Driesell's Maryland program and Bob Wade's high school powerhouse at Dunbar.

Just one problem, Wade says: The feud never really happened.

"The media played it up as a rift," he says. "But I thought the relationship was admirable. They were always welcome in our building."

Regardless, the rumored tension between the state's leading college program and the city's most storied high school dynasty is one chapter in the on-again, off-again hoops relationship between College Park and Baltimore.

That complicated history...

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