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Anthony King

Growing up, Anthony King and his brother, James, had many battles on the basketball court in their backyard. Most of the time, Anthony lost the games to his older brother. "I would play him in the backyard, and I would go back into the house crying because he beat me," King said. "My mom would tell me to back out and play him again, and I would lose some more."

Their final battle came during Christmas break of Anthony's junior year of high school. Anthony then towered over his 6-foot-4 brother and discovered a newfound sense of confidence for beating his older and stronger brother. "We were playing outside in the winter," King said. "He came home for Christmas and I was talking to him all day. He said all right come on, and he took me out to the park...

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