Hating Duke is as American as apple pie and Congressional gridlock. But you not need prostrate yourself to the Blue Devil to appreciate the prowess of Parker, who can shoot from the perimeter, attack the basket, or get up for a lob. He's also a solid ballhandler, a great passer, and is so dedicated to improving that for years he refused to correct severe nearsightedness with contacts, because he found value in relying on other senses. "When you really struggle at one thing, you don't take it for granted," he explained. It is hard to hate that guy, even if he is wearing blue and white?
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