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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, a basketball fan goes to the sport’s Hall of Fame—but not the big one in Springfield, Massachusetts. Hear the story behind a Midwestern state’s special link to roundball.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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