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Catching Up With Roy Tarpley

For those of you who remember, Roy Tarpley was a hugely talented guy who
washed out of the NBA and
now finds himself playing, at 35, in Siberia.
His teammates know about his
past, and they generally accept him, but find him inconsistent. 

He says, though, he's doing better, though he also says he's bored and seems
lonely.  He is drinking, but not like before.  He should be winding up
his NBA career, but is paying the price.

Sad life, sad story, no obvious redemption, though maybe just a quiet life is
redemption.