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Sport? Not a Sport?
December 24, 2001
THIS WEEK: JAI ALAI
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December 24, 2001

Sport? Not A Sport?

THIS WEEK: JAI ALAI

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SPORT
"People bet on it, so it's like dog racing. They've got a ball and they've got a little wand, so it's like cricket. And both of those are called sports."
—Keith Askins, Heat assistant coach

SPORT
"They have a ball, a banana for a mitt, and they jump off the walls like in The Matrix."
—Trevor Pryce, Broncos defensive tackle

SPORT
"There's athleticism involved, and the end result is never known [in advance] by those participating. It may not be an American sport, but it's still a sport."
—Greg Anthony, Bulls guard

SPORT
"Definitely a sport. There's a lot of hand-eye coordination necessary and a real potential to get seriously injured."
—Raja Bell, 76ers guard

NOT A SPORT
"I went to it once and couldn't figure out if it was fixed or real."
—Jim McMahon, former NFL quarterback

SPORT
"That ball is really humming. I don't think it would be fun to get hit by it."
—Mike Schmidt, Baseball Hall of Famer

NOT A SPORT
"What's Jai Alai?"
—Chris Gatling, Heat forward

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