Found December 07, 2011 on Deadspin:
PLAYERS: Erick Dampier
TEAMS: Miami Heat
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In general, I don't give Erick Dampier much thought, and I'm guessing neither do you. He is far from an NBA superstar, and if he's at all memorable, it's only for having once been memorably overpaid. More »
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