I'll bet you haven't been to Makongo Secondary School on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Either East Africa is out of your way or you were discouraged when you found AK-47s at the entrance.Well, Makongo is where Hasheem Thabeet began his journey to beat Ricky Rubio in the 2009 draft, and luckily for us, Nathan Stormzand toured the campus on September 10.On his tour, Stormzand learned that Hasheem Thabeet wanted to quit basketball 30 minutes into his first practice.The coach at Makongo (now deceased) told Thabeet "pole, pole" which translates literally to "slowly, slowly" and is also an idiom that means "You're 7'3."Here's the hoop where Thabeet first quit playing basketball.When Stormzand arrived at Makongo, he was greeted by armed guards with AK-47s protecting Makongo's...

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