A Star-To-Be: Who Never Was Part 2

Former High School Basketball Star searching for new life:

Part Two of a  Story that chronicles the Rise and Fall of Lenny Cooke


Harvey Araton

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He went to Flint, Mich., to live with a new benefactor, a former college player and recruiter named Terence Greene, seemingly to pursue a high school equivalency diploma. Cooke had grown tired of hearing that he was Lenny of Old Tappan, not Lenny from Brooklyn. His family chafed over the news media’s focus on Bortner, who nonetheless pleaded with him to stay.

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