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From Kansas to Washington, Barack Obama's 'Story'

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Basketball

According to "The Story," Barry would "complain" about a lack of playing time, citing his "black" style of basketball. But Maraniss notes he was "one of the few players on the team who could not jump high enough to dunk the ball. When he did get into games, he proved to be an adept passer who could drive only to his left."

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