An NBA star thinks he can help videogaming competitions grow up

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  • Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017

Players compete in the League of Legends French challenge's final on March 3 2017 at the Lyon Palais des Sports, Lyon, France. / AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY DANIEL ABELOUS

Rick Fox woke up one morning in January and went to the gym. It’s a standard destination for Fox, who won three championships playing basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers in the early 2000s. 

But he wasn’t planning on exercising. Instead, he walked into a building in Santa Monica, California, and greeted a bashful-looking group of about a half-dozen men whom he pays to play video games. 

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