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After losing nearly $100 million, former NBA All-Star Vin Baker ended up working at Starbucks. (Donald Miralle/Allsport/Getty Imags)
After losing nearly $100 million, former NBA All-Star Vin Baker ended up working at Starbucks. (Donald Miralle/Allsport/Getty Imags)
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After losing nearly $100 million, former NBA All-Star Vin Baker found a job ... at Starbucks. This week on Only A Game, Baker talks about addiction — and why serving coffee was "the upswing." Also, the story behind a bare knuckle fight that lasted 185 rounds. And a look back at the fight over women in the locker room, as Claire Smith becomes the first woman to win baseball's top writing award.

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This program aired on September 2, 2017.

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