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How Jesse Washington learned to stop worrying and love the Duke Blue Devils

After decades of resistance, black America embraces Blue Devils basketball

Like many college basketball fans, The Undefeated’s senior writer Jesse Washington never found it in him to root for Duke basketball growing up. They always seemed to beat his favorite teams, like Georgetown, UNLV, and Michigan’s Fab Five. But after Coach K embraced recruiting one and done players, and with the arrival of Zion and his highly touted freshmen teammates, Jesse is finding himself cheering for the Blue Devils to win for the first time in his life.