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Wooden has earned his place in heaven

by Brad A. Greenberg

June 4, 2010 | 12:48 am

It was a bittersweet moment when I heard that John Wooden had died. Bitter because there has hardly been a greater human to walk this earth. Sweet because I know he has coming to him a seat at the left hand of God.

But then I learned that The Washington Post had made a colossal error. The Wizard of Westwood is not dead, but he is hospitalized and in grave condition.

We’re pulling for you, Coach. Though now I’m conflicted because, at 99, I know you’ve lived a rich life and you’re ready to move on. Godspeed, great one.

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