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Baxter Holmes
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Storyteller from Oklahoma. I cover the Los Angeles Lakers/NBA for ESPN.
Storyteller from Oklahoma. I cover the Los Angeles Lakers/NBA for ESPN.

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On manhood, our heroes and their demons. My Esquire dispatch from Ernest Hemingway's grave: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/a37609/ernest-hemingway-grave/

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Many thanks to the Native American Journalists Association for the "Best Editorial" award for my Esquire piece on the term "redskins." http://www.naja.com/…/2014-native…/professional-division-iii Much obliged.

On Kobe, the misses, the record, fear and failure. My story from Memphis: es.pn/1EA0WhZ

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My final piece for The Boston Globe is also my longest story ever, one that I had on my mind for about four years. It's on Alcatraz, Bill Russell and a moment that nearly slipped through the cracks of time. I've never worked on anything as fun as this one. Hope you enjoy. http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/10/11/bill-russell-and-jones-treated-like-rock-stars-alcatraz/dYNqedPwyfFXNYHvGM84oN/story.html

Life update: After nearly two years covering the Boston Celtics for The Boston Globe, I'm moving back to Los Angeles to cover the LA Lakers/ NBA for ESPN. I can't say enough about the Globe. It's an incredible place to work. My final story there will be published soon, likely in the coming days. On a side note, my 617 number is now out of commission. In the process of getting new digits...

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Spent a week in Texas working on my latest longform piece, where Celtics rookie Marcus Smart and I returned to the Dallas suburb where he grew up. "“This is a place,” says the 20-year-old Celtics rookie guard and top draft choice, “that you don’t want to come back to.” http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/09/28/smart/nqpr3bsP2P3t8RqGdXXX5O/story.html

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Had a lot of fun with this feature from ‪#‎louisville‬ on Rajon Rondo and his basketball camp, which he calls the best in America: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/07/10/rajon-rondo-basketball-camp-has-special-feel/ypIgfHKRlsdWQ59i0GYcpK/story.html

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Joined Jim Rome yesterday to discuss my Esquire piece on the term "redskins": http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/true-redskins-meaning. Here's the audio from the interview: picosong.com/PJbJ

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This is one of the tougher stories I've written, but it was an honor to write it. Thirty years ago, the Celtics drafted Dan Trant. He died on 9/11. Today, his sons visit Ground Zero: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/06/24/sons-remember-dan-trant/FnZi4BJ8k8Hbm29NgCYvkM/story.html
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