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The Ongoing Saga of Scott Raab

On Tuesday, we told you about Esquire writer Scott Raab who found himself banned from the Miami Heat’s games after writing a column on Esquire.com that perhaps said some negative things about LeBron James, ie the “Whore of Akron.”

What exactly happened? Even Raab’s not sure.

Tim Frank [The NBA's head of media relations] has refused to issue me the NBA’s credential, citing a policy that does not actually exist, at least as far as I can tell. I’ve profiled NBA players for national magazines for more than twenty years; I’m in Miami filing daily for Esquire.com; I’m also writing a book about LeBron and Cleveland and Miami and me, to be published by HarperCollins in early 2012. Still, I can’t get an NBA credential because – well, I don’t know.

Raab plans to go the Friday’s game and sit in the stands. Wish him luck. We’ll keep you informed about the results.

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