John Walters

Summer Olympics arrive in Atlanta

You are looking live at Bob Costas. Inside Seattle’s Key Arena, where less than three minutes remain in game 4 of the NBA finals, you peer into the sky blue eyes directly before your own and see in them all the famous people who have entered Costas’ orbit in 22 years — literally half his life — of broadcasting. Just three days ago, for example, he held court in the luxury box adjacent to this one with Cindy Crawford, Dennis Rodman, and Pearl Jam. You wonder: Who is the first celebrity he ever met?

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