Chapter 4: Watching Game Tapes

Luke’s flight to LA was long and tiring but arrived on schedule at 7:30 A.M. When he got to the baggage claim area, Luke looked around for Scott Simms, who had agreed to pick him up. Luke checked his watch and then headed toward a row of seats to wait. After another fifteen minutes had gone by, he called Scott’s phone.

“Hello,” a sleepy-sounding voice said.

“Scott?”

“Yeah.”

“This is Luke. Where are you?”

A long pause punctuated by a brief confession: “In bed.”

Trying to control himself, Luke told Scott to meet him at the hotel in thirty minutes and hung up, as Scott attempted to apologize.

When Luke arrived, an unshaven, tossed-together Scott was already there in the lobby. When he saw Luke he smiled, “Hey, man, ...

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