Today’s SI.com column (the saga of Larry Luftig) …

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features Larry Luftig, my neighbor and a helluva basketball player.

I’ve been itching to write a piece on Larry’s crazy saga for a long time, but something always got in the way. Finally, here was my chance.

Wrote it last night, wrapped up at 3 am. Larry was somewhat (jokingly) upset that we didn’t use the dunking picture (which was done on a legitimate rim—if, by legitimate, we mean 9 1/2 feet off the ground). So I’ve pasted it above.

A truly, truly great guy, and a good friend.

Happy it ran.

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