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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Kevin Bavery
VCU's 18-day run to the Final Four opened a paradox in Shaka Smart's life, changing everything and nothing at all.
When Shaka Smart found out his social studies teacher was also a basketball coach, the seventh-grader would hang around his desk every day, talking about Magic Johnson or the latest move he was perfecting on the playground.
"Pretty soon, you'd literally see the entire gym, 35 to 40 campers chasing him all over the gym," Bavery said. "It was like the Pied Piper. That was where you could really see his high-level passion for the game."