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A Truly Great Piece On Kinston Basketball

Hometown of former Blue Devil Brandon Ingram, just one of many greats to emerge from Kinston.

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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves
Feb 15, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) during a game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers at Target Center.
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

People in North Carolina have known for a long time that Kinston is a pretty special place when it comes to basketball. There are the big names - Cedric Maxwell, Jerry Stackhouse, Reggie Bullock and Brandon Ingram - but there are so many others.

Per capita, Kinston has produced more NBA players than anywhere else in America.

This is a wonderfully well written piece on the town, it’s troubles and it’s remarkable production of great basketball players.

We have to say though the first few paragraphs were absolutely terrifying and it has nothing to do with basketball.

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