Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Stacey Augmon

I was a fan of the 1990 UNLV Running Rebels team in part due to Larry Johnson and Stacey Augmon. He gained the nickname “Plastic Man” due to his athletic ability to “stretch”. Augmon played college basketball for four years at UNLV and won the 1990 NCAA Championship with them. Augmon was the first three-timeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Stacey Augmon”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Grant Hill

fore injuries took it’s toll, Grant Hill was mentioned in the same breath as Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen as the greatest players in the league at their time. Oh he was that good. Touted as one of the best players in Duke history, many went as far as to say that he was oneContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Grant Hill”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Kenny Smith

Everyone remembers when a star wins a championship, but championships are won by not just the stars but the role players or players who specialize in hitting the big shots in big moments that compliment the stars. So today we are going to spotlight 3 such players who hit big shots in big moments onContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Kenny Smith”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dikembe Mutombo

This week Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday will give attention to 4 recent inductees into Basketball’s Hall of Fame …the first is the finger waving shot blocking Dikembe Mutombo. ┬áMutombo is commonly referred to as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year AwardContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dikembe Mutombo”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Alex Rodriquez … A Rod apologized to the fans in a hand written note earlier this week for his lies and the drama he causes in recent years about his ..steroid use. The apology would have come off more sincere if he didn’t spend much of his time BLAMING Tony Bosch his supplier forContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lenny Wilkens All Star MVP 1971

The 1971 NBA All-Star Game was played at the San Diego Sports Arena,[1] in San Diego, California, on January 12, 1971. The coach for the East team was Red Holzman and the West team was coached by Larry Costello. Officials for the game were Mendy Rudolph andEd T. Rush. The announced attendance was 14,378. WestContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lenny Wilkens All Star MVP 1971”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Pete Carroll…I have been silent all week about the Super Bowl but not any more. At the one, with a chance to go back to back in Super Bowl wins and against the Patriots no less, how does Pete Carroll call for a pass play on that, when you have Marshall Lynch right there.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

Danny Ferry learned an important lesson about think before you speak. Once spoken those words can not comeback. This is a report by Paul Newberry in which Ferry is taking a leave of absence. By PAUL NEWBERRY (AP Sports Writer) ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absenceContinue reading “Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence”

Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

By CHARLES ODUM (AP Sports Writer The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team’s new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng. CEO Steve Koonin on Tuesday told the Hawks’ flagship radio station that he made the decision to discipline Ferry but allowed himContinue reading “Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lou (Sweet Lou) Hudson

Lou Hudson graduated from Dudley High School in Greensboro. After starring at the University of Minnesota, Hudson was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the 4th pick of the 1966 NBA Draft. He was named to the 1967 NBA All-Rookie Team after averaging 18.4 points per game in his first season. At 6’5″, HudsonContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lou (Sweet Lou) Hudson”