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Former UCLA basketball player Brad Wright rediscovers his love for the game after health scare

By Armen Madikians

Sept. 17, 2011 10:15 p.m.

September 18, 2011 – Brad Wright spent his college years in the ’80s shooting hoops alongside UCLA stars like Bill Walton and Reggie Miller. An Angeleno born and raised, as a youngster Wright wasn’t always sure if he was good enough to play basketball on a professional level. But he earned a full scholarship to UCLA and once his time there was up, he went on to play in the NBA.

A few years ago, doctors told him they’d found tumors in his body. He wasn’t sure if he would survive the ordeal. But he did, and now he’s back in the basketball business as the commissioner of the Venice Basketball League. The job has provided a way for Wright to restart the shot clock on his life and set his sights on a new challenge.

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