Chapter 25:

The Gears Begin to Turn

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A city in droughtBookmark here

A team in despairBookmark here

A franchise that can only hopeBookmark here

Can only yearnBookmark here

Can only wait for a draftBookmark here

Can only wait for new talentBookmark here

Way, way, down the lineBookmark here

As the gears begin to turn.Bookmark here


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A young man from the Far EastBookmark here

Arrives in an unfamiliar landBookmark here

Lacking in heightBookmark here

Lacking in strengthBookmark here

Can only trust his heartBookmark here

His hard workBookmark here

His work ethicBookmark here

Can only hope to make it into the big leagueBookmark here

As the gears begin to turnBookmark here


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A raging flame of talentBookmark here

Loaded with prideBookmark here

With conceitBookmark here

Overflowing with vanity owing to his talentBookmark here

Known all over the nation for his skillsBookmark here

Finally gets his first taste of realityBookmark here

As the gears begin to turnBookmark here


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A kid with a troubled pastBookmark here

With a history in prisonBookmark here

Was saved from spending his life in lock-upBookmark here

Getting a second chance at lifeBookmark here

Makes full use of itBookmark here

Develops his skills and builds himself upBookmark here

And takes another step towards the big leaguesBookmark here

As the gears begin to turnBookmark here


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A veteran athlete Bookmark here

Disregarded by the leagueBookmark here

A vocal leaderBookmark here

Whose leadership is seen as poisonBookmark here

Christened “Cancer”Bookmark here

Finally offered a chance by his friendBookmark here

The new coach of a teamBookmark here

A team in despairBookmark here

Hopes to finally win them a championshipBookmark here

To lead them to a championshipBookmark here

As the gears begin to turnBookmark here


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A child who loves the gameBookmark here

But can’t even score the ballBookmark here

Meets a gifted athleteBookmark here

Who teaches him the basics of the gameBookmark here

Following a bitter humiliation in academicsBookmark here

He almost gives up on his dreamBookmark here

But destiny has other ideasBookmark here

He gets back into the gameBookmark here

Makes a spot in a teamBookmark here

And proceeds to chase his dreams once againBookmark here

He must overcome societyBookmark here

He must overcome familyBookmark here

He must overcome regressive mindsBookmark here

Regressive idealsBookmark here

He must overcome fate Bookmark here

To reach his destinyBookmark here

As the gears begin to turnBookmark here


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A team in want of a faceBookmark here

A franchise playerBookmark here

A game changerBookmark here


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The spiel starts to make itself seenBookmark here


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And the pieces start to assembleBookmark here


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