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A Cautionary Tale for NBA Prospects

US Presswire

Across the street from Sin City's private airport and through the doors of this hoops haven known as the Impact Academy, the rarest of treadmills is being put to good use in the dimly lit corner of a sweltering gym.

Antoine Wright has had trouble carrying his own weight in the past, be it the expectations that came with being the No. 15 pick out of Texas A&M in 2005, or his early reluctance to do the work that bridges the gap between players and pretenders in the pros. But this is not that. This is Wright recovering from knee tendinitis with the help of a $75,000 piece of equipment, a machine that can alleviate a chosen percentage of pounds and pressure with the simple pressing of a few buttons.

If only Wright had that kind of control over his...

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