Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson

He played fearless a little man with a big man’s heart. He wasn’t big on practice, he was called on the carpet by head coach Larry Brown for missing practice in a playoff game which he responded with his now famous his famous quote… “We’re sitting here, I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’reContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tracy McGrady

The NBA is filled with stories of High School kids who make the jump to the NBA without going to College. Moses Malone, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Bill Willoughby, Darryl Dawkins and Tracy McGrady. McGrady was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 1997 NBA draft. He teamed up in 1998 with cousinContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tracy McGrady”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Kevin McHale

Many of the fans now that have heard of Kevin McHale may think of him as a coach , but he was one of the best players you rooted against if you were not a Celtic s fan. The Knick fan in me hates to admit this but…other than Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Mc Hale hadContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Kevin McHale”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Robert Parish

He was known for his strong defense and jump shooting, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1996, Parish was also named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. His nickname was The Chief, after the fictitious Chief Bromden, a silent, giant Native American character in theContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Robert Parish”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Wilt Chamberlain

I looked in my files only to find out I never did an Old  School Tuesday on Wilt Chamberlain, so in all fairness today Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights …Wilt Chamberlain. With all due respect to those who were big fans of  Shaq and Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain was the most dominate player in NBAContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Wilt Chamberlain”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mitch Richmond

 If Mitch Richmond had played his whole career in New York, Boston, Los Angeles or Chicago everyone would know how good he really was.  Golden State Warriors (1988–91)[edit] Richmond was drafted 5th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, following two years at Kansas State, where he averaged 20 points perContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mitch Richmond”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Alonzo Mourning

  As a Knick fan I hated Alonzo Mourning, yet I knew Patrick Ewing had him in check. But make no mistake we as knick fans hate the really good ones that always pose a threat to our team an Zo was no exception… I didn’t like him as a player but …had to respectContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Alonzo Mourning”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …”Nate Sweetwater” Clifton

This week Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday will honor those recently inducted in to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Among them is Nate” Sweetwater Clifton. One of the first three African-American players in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton was actually the first under official contract to play in the league. He was aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …”Nate Sweetwater” Clifton”

Jason Kidd retires …Hall of Fame next stop

After 19 NBA seasons the last one with the New York Knicks, Jason Kidd has decided to call it a career. He will go down as one of the greatest point guards to play the game with Oscar Roberston, Magic Johnson and others. I know other writers will quote stats as a way to measureContinue reading “Jason Kidd retires …Hall of Fame next stop”