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Out of the more than 100 teams playing basketball in Shreveport's 26th annual Martin Luther King Tournament, there's a group that does things a little differently.  The athletes in the wheelchair division say they have more in common with the able bodied players than you think.  Arkansas guard Adonis Hartsfield says he was at first reluctant to try to wheelchair game, but soon realized it was the same, if not more intense, than able body basketball.

The athletes say the difficulty level varies depending on the type of injury suffered by the players, with some that do not normally use a wheelchair.  Houston guard Marc Riese is one of those players and says there is a steep learning curve for the guys who do not use a chair normally.

No matter where the players are from, they all share one thing;  the impact this game has had on their lives.  Fort Smith forward Doug Moore says, "It's given me a new outlook on life.  You kind of concentrate on the ability rather than the disability".

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