Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kentucky Colonels


For you old school Knick fans look closely at the ABA ball….Yes that is former Knick Dave DeBusshere’s signature. He was the ABA’s Commissioner at one point. I never understood the NBA’s reluctance to include the St Louis Spirits and the Kentucky Colonels in the NBA instead they had a ABA¬†dispersal ¬†draft to break upContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kentucky Colonels”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Utah Stars


The team was founded as the Anaheim Amigos, a charter member of the ABA based in Anaheim, California. They played at the Anaheim Convention Center. The team’s colors were orange and black. The Anaheim Amigos were founded by Art Kim, a Hawaii native who had long been active in basketball as a player, Amateur AthleticContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Utah Stars”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Virgina Squires


I know every Nets fans like to think that Dr.J was all theirs but he was originally a Virginia Squire, however Nets fans can be thankful for the Squires giving them Dr.J. The Squires were a legendary ABA team, but not necessarily because of their success on the court. Instead, the Squires will always beContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Virgina Squires”

Artis Gilmore the Subtle Giant


Often in this space you have heard me wax poetic about the ABA(American Basketball Association). The stars of the league Dr. J, David Thompson, Moses Malone and many more. Among them was a player named Artis Gilmore. While he was postized often by Dr.J, make no bones about it the seven foot 2 Gilmore wasContinue reading “Artis Gilmore the Subtle Giant”