Mark Story

July 10, 2013

Mark Story: Seeking to understand his family's hoops legacy, James Naismith visits Kentucky

Grandson of the inventor of basketball tours Rupp Arena, meets with John Calipari and says his grandfather would have mixed feelings about the spectacle that modern basketball has become.

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.