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'I can't lose this game,' ex-NBA player tells Harford audience about his recovery from drug abuse

'I can't lose this game,' ex-NBA player tells Harford audience about his recovery from drug abuse

"I often say, we can step over addicts. We can walk past them on the street, but every one of them have a mom and dad at home. They have a son or daughter that miss them on Christmas and just want to see them on their birthday," Chris Herren told more than 800 people gathered inside The John Carroll School's gym in Bel Air.

Once a rising basketball star who reached his dream of playing for the Boston Celtics, only to be waived out of the league at the end of the season, Herren knows exactly how hard drug addiction hits not just the addict but everyone around him or her.

The 40-year-old Massachusetts native lost his promising NBA career to a self-described...

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