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In the D-League, long shots keep hoping for a chance to play in the NBA

In the D-League, long shots keep hoping for a chance to play in the NBA

David Foster, a 7-foot-3 center, can fit inside a Mini Cooper. Trust him on this.

He knows every one of the few cars he can comfortably drive. He sat in the new Audi A8 L at an auto show in November, his two young boys crawled over the leather seats and he and his wife pictured a bigger family inside the spacious vehicle.

But they aren’t shopping for new cars. Instead, they share a Hyundai Sonata they call their “commuter car,” good on miles and perfect for a basketball career that could end any moment.

Foster, 28, is a rim-protecting center for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ NBA Development League affiliate. He wasn’t drafted out of Utah, has never played in the...

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