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Friday / July 12.
  • The only thing Bill Walton loved as much as basketball was music: ‘Going home, going home. By the waterside I will rest my bones’

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Every March for many years until their final show there in 2014, The Allman Brothers Band would play several weeks of shows at the Beacon Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

    The dates often overlapped with the Big East Tournament, so it was possible, in a given week, to see a couple of Allmans shows and several nights of college basketball without leaving the West Side of Manhattan.

    This was my routine for many years, with many friends, across dozens and dozens of shows.

    One night stands out in particular. I was on the left side of the floor, a few rows off of Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 organ, and Warren Haynes was doing a soulful cover of Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic.” The good vibes were flowing, the crowd was one with the music and everyone was having a good time. I know I was.

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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.

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