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BOSTON CELTIC JAYSON TATUM, ONE OF THE top young players in basketball, stood out in the cramped, humid room in midtown Manhattan. It wasn’t just his 6-feet-8 inch height; Tatum, along with several other NBA stars—including C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell—was moving through a crowd of fanatic basketball fans, relatively unbothered, as if they were soccer players.

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