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Arenas Changed a Franchise and City

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Greater Washington will always seep burgundy and gold, but everyone I speak to over 40 knows D.C. proper is a basketball town at its core, waiting for the right player and the right team to embrace. And three years ago -- before the knee surgeries, before guns in the locker room sadly became a Google search -- this town opened its arms and a young kid with a magnetic smile and game jumped in them gleefully.

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