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We didn't anticipate talking about the NBA on this week's edition of "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan. Then Pat from Buffalo called and asked the studio who we would rate the greatest pure shooter in NBA history. Nothing fancy about that question, but it initiated a fun conversation among co-host Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, Buffalo News senior columnist…

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