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A Deal No Laker Fan Would Make

A look at the day that was and at what lies ahead at the Summer Games

July 29, 1996|CHRIS DUFRESNE

According to the Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Ga., a family from Orlando, Fla., swapped its tickets to see Shaquille O'Neal and the Dream Team so they could watch the U.S. softball team play.

"We already went to one [basketball] game," Kathleen Winger said. "Booooring."

OK, so this ticket swap might have had a little bit to do with O'Neal's spurning the Orlando Magic to sign with the Lakers.

"He left us for the money," Doug Winger said. "These [softball] athletes play for the love of the game."

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