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john wallace winning because i tried

Ex-Knick Wallace holds court

By Rodney McKissic

John Wallace is 39 now, not old enough to collect AARP benefits, yet so far removed from his playing days that the students at Buffalo’s North Park Middle Academy hardly budged when he was introduced. That changed when he mentioned playing for the Miami Heat.

There were oohs, aahs, and high fives exchanges. The volume increased when Wallace listed Dwyane Wade as a teammate. Now more attentive, the students fired away questions: Can you stop LeBron James? What position did you play? Can you dunk? What number did you wear? Did you play against Michael Jordan?

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