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Byline: Dave Hyde
Jun. 24--Sometimes you hear a story that's so perfect at shrinking the big business of sports down to human size it needs to be shared. This story involves the Heat's Daequan Cook and his summer basketball camp.
It starts, not with the sadness of this week, but years before the NBA's fame and money arrived with Cook's mother always telling him to remember his roots. Embrace them. Your roots will keep you grounded, she said.
Cook never forgot that, and so during his second Heat season he decided to hold a youth basketball clinic in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. He planned it for this week. Word went out. A 12-year-old kid rode his bicycle to get an application at a local store and …