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Dunbar High: 'This wasn't just a basketball story'

Dunbar High: 'This wasn't just a basketball story'

Alejandro Danois' fascination with Dunbar basketball began far from Baltimore, on the concrete courts outside his family's apartment building in Brooklyn.

Danois was a hoops-obssessed kid convinced that the Big Apple deserved the first and last word on the sport's greatest teams and players. He was engaged in a typical playground debate when an older neighbor, who'd been quite a player himself, piped up to say, "New York is the king of basketball, but the best team I ever saw is from Baltimore."

Blasphemy.

But from that day on, the 1981-82 Poets — led by future pros David Wingate, Reggie Williams, Reggie Lewis and a Lilliputian point guard the neighbor...

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