David Haglund Goes Behind the Scenes With His Editor Josh Levin on His Delonte West Story (AUDIO)

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June 4 2014 1:19 PM

“I Didn’t Really Know What the Story Would Be Until I Did”

David Haglund and his editor Josh Levin talk about reporting his longform story on Delonte West.

Illustration by Charlie Powell. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Illustration by Charlie Powell. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

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