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February 21, 2008
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It took 10 years, but NBA is relevant again

By Joe Santoro

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Dwight Howard and Gerald Green accomplished for the NBA last weekend what Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa accomplished for baseball in 1998. McGwire and Sosa helped energize baseball with their amazing chase of Roger Maris' single-season home run record in 1998. They brought back fun and excitement to the game. Howard and Green did the same for the slam dunk contest. There's a nasty rumor going around these days that McGwire and Sosa used performance enhancing drugs. Well, Howard and Green utilized performance enhancing props. Howard used a …

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