Consider $n$ adversarially chosen points in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$ where $n \gg d$. Let $\mathbf{a}$ be one of the $n$ points. Is there an upper bound on the number of points among the remaining $n-1$ points, that can have $\mathbf{a}$ as the nearest neighbor?

It is easy to see that if $\mathbf{a}$ is the nearest neighbor for both $\mathbf{b}$ and $\mathbf{c}$, then if a triangle is drawn with these three points, the angle subtended at $\mathbf{a}$ is at least $60$ degrees.

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