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Friday, December 23, 2005

Wonder If He'll Put Them on E-Bay

A descendant of James Naismith's is selling the good doctor's original rules of basketball.

Thankfully, the proceeds will go to the family foundation.

It would be nice if a wealthy benefactor would buy them and donate them to the Basketball Hall of Fame -- where they belong.

My guess is that won't happen.

And my guess is that $10 million, the initial asking price, is a tad high.

Then again, these rules are the foundation of a very popular international game. And, if millions were spent to purchase now-tainted record-setting home run balls, perhaps the $10 million isn't too much to ask for.

I would love to see Coach K buy them -- if Amex would let him put it on his card.

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