Found October 16, 2013 on Stepien Rules:
Somewhere in middle America, in a gymnasium not quite suited for NBA basketball 4,000 people, native Cantonites and Cleveland Cavaliers parishioners gathered.   This is where over a hundred years ago 700,000 people filled the streets of this town over a hundred years ago to see William McKinley speak.   These streets outside the Canton Memorial Civic Center, home of the Developmental League Canton Charge, are still worn with traffic, and the steps past the glass doorway still sound like the roar of a religious revival or a political rally. CANTON MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER (cavs.com) What’s inside is a volume of enthusiasm that feels uniquely Ohioian.  This is a preseason NBA basketball game, and the roar of 4,000 resembles what may have greeted Barack Obama in October 2008.  From a corner, the universe of this gymnasium orbits from a point directly where it should and the hyperattentive population cheers every slick pass, offensive rebound and, it seems, every dribble that ...
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