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Shawn Kemp Jr. Coming Into His Own

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The dunk looked almost like a hologram, something we'd seen before that was being replayed years later.

Another Shawn Kemp, wearing a different uniform and that same No. 40, rose on the run and hammered a left-handed dunk last week against UCLA that quaked Edmundson Pavilion the same way another Shawn Kemp did so often, almost 20 years ago inside KeyArena.

It was déjà vu all over again, kind of like that music video where Natalie Cole is singing a duet of "Unforgettable" with her late father Nat King Cole. It was the meeting of present and past.

On that crowd-pleasing dunk, you saw the father in the son.

"I've said all along, he has a lot of me inside of him," Kemp Sr. said Tuesday.

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