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A city in drought of a championship. A franchise that loses its biggest superstar. An NBA legend's tarnished legacy. A shunned NBA veteran. A kid who is deemed unfit to play due to his height. A spoiled brat who must grow into a man. A child who has his entire family murdered. An NBA team in dire need of a face.

One man must deal with it all.

Written for MyAnimeList X Honeyfeed's Writing Contest

Prompt: Who Needs Plot

Themes: Slice of Life, Work.
My Themes: Sports, Shounen, Teamwork. Overcoming the Odds.

Written for MyAnimeList X Honeyfeed's Writing Contest

Prompt: Who Needs Plot

Themes: Slice of Life, Work.
My Themes: Sports, Shounen, Teamwork. Overcoming the Odds.

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Chapter 0: Rewind.
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Chapter 1: The Photograph and the Passion
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Chapter 2: School Team Tryouts.
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Chapter 3: Team Turbulence
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Chapter 4: Gunshots.
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Chapter 5: Delusion
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Chapter 6: Poison
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Chapter 7: Overwork.
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Chapter 8: The Offer.
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Chapter 9: A Second Chance at Life
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Chapter 10: Bruised Ego
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Chapter 11: Slam Dunk
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Chapter 12: Swipe-Steal
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Chapter 13: Betrayal
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Chapter 14: The News Comes Out.
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Chapter 15: What's In A Franchise Player?
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Chapter 16: Re-Igniting the Engine
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Chapter 17: Toxicity
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Chapter 18: Merging Destinies
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Chapter 19: Fall and Rise
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Chapter 20: A Fresh Start
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Chapter 21: Dissolution and a Desperate Prayer
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Chapter 22: Foul Trouble.
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Chapter 23: Game of Height. Sport of Skill.
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Chapter 24: The One and the Four
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Chapter 25: The Gears Begin to Turn
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Chapter 26: Target for Destruction.
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Chapter 27: The Revenge Game Begins.
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Chapter 28: Retribution.
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Chapter 29: The 2025 NBA Draft.
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Chapter 30: The Level of NBA Players.
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Chapter 31: The Missing Link in the Team
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Chapter 32: We Pick First.
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Chapter 33: The Nationals Begin.
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Chapter 34: The Indian National Tournament
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Chapter 35: A Fleeting Image
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Chapter 36: A Freed Soul
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Chapter 37: Jumping Hurdles
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Chapter 38: The NBA Draft Combine
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Chapter 39: The 2026 NBA Draft
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Chapter 40: The NBA G-League
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Chapter 41: Rivalry, Punishment, and Resolve.
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Chapter 42: Lokesh versus Josh
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Chapter 43: Raw Intimidation, and some Bad News.
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Chapter 44: Rising from the Ashes
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Chapter 45: Team Chemistry
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Chapter 46: Improvement.
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Chapter 47: The Baltimore Brawl
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Chapter 48: Repercussions and an Unexpected Reunion
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Chapter 49: Reunion
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Chapter 50: Dan's Story
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Chapter 51: Starting Five
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Chapter 52: The Indian Basketball God
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Chapter 53: Raw Intimidation, Two Ways.
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Chapter 54: Temptation
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Chapter 55: The Western Conference Finals
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Chapter 56: Role Players
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Chapter 57: The NBA Finals
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Chapter 58: Right Knee
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Chapter 59: Game 7
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Chapter 60: The Dance of the Basketball Gods
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Chapter 61: Ricochet
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Chapter 62: The Speech
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Chapter 63: Footnotes
Author
GenreDramaGameShounenSlice of LifeSports
UpdatedSep 06, 2021
Chapters64
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count85,382
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