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Friday / October 7.
  • Seton Hall’s Pope Stares Death Down Twice

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    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — If it seems like Herb Pope has cheated the Grim Reaper twice, well, that’s because he has.

    “I hate to look at it that way but yeah, so I’m just ready to play basketball and put all those things behind me,” the 6-foot-8 Pope said Tuesday at Seton Hall’s media day. “God blessed me multiple times.”

    On his left arm is a foot-long scar, evidence of the night in March 2007 he used his forearm to block five gunshots — four at close range — directed at him during a party in his hometown of Aliquippa, Pa.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.