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The National Wheelchair Basketball Association holds its 64th annual national championships in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend.

Yeah, THAT Louisville, Kentucky—home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger and the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball champion University of Louisville Cardinals. 

When I received the press release from the Louisville Sports Commission that over 1,000 athletes on 85 teams were coming to the biggest wheelchair basketball tournament ever, my curiosity got the better of me.  I’ve seen nearly every sport imaginable but I had never watched an actual wheelchair basketball game.

Sure, I’ve seen video clips of celebrity games and brief bits of actual games here and there, but I had no idea what an actual game looked like.  Now was my chance, so I headed across the river to see the sport for myself.

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