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Friday, September 3, 2010

The Cowboy's Way

by Nick Kapsis

The anxiety was just too much to bear. Anderson had held an NBA Draft viewing party in his hometown of Junction City, Arkansas, at the high school he once attended. 

The high school's name? 

Junction City High School, of course -- when your town's only got one you needn't overthink it. 

Junction City, Arkansas populates roughly 721 people, has one high school and one stoplight. It's small, quaint and if you're not looking for it, you just might pass through without so much as noticing. It's a world away from the big and bright lights of New York City -- home of the 2010 NBA Draft -- and it was exactly where James Anderson wanted to be. 

That is, for as long as he could stomach it.