Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bob Pettit


In 1954, the Milwaukee Hawks selected Pettit second in the first round of the NBA Draft after the Baltimore Bullets’ selection of Frank Selvy. With $100 in the bank, he signed a contract with Hawks owner Ben Kerner for $11,000 – an all-time high for an NBA rookie then. Pettit’s awkward ballhandling and a lackContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bob Pettit”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Steve Mills


Just when you think Knicks were heading in the right direction when they fired Phil Jackson  Then they botched a slam dunk hire in former Cavs GM David Griffin. And who is in charge ? Steve Mills. Steve Mills? Can anyone explain when did he become Red Auerbach? Since when did Mills become the manContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Steve Mills”

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”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Pittsburgh Condors


If you a regular reading of this blog , then you know I am very fond of the league once known as the American Basketball Association also known as the ABA. This league gave us basketball fans superstars Julius Dr. J Erving, David Thompson, Moses Malone, George Mc Ginnis, George Ice Man Gervin, Artis GilmoreContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Pittsburgh Condors”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Shawn Kemp


Sometimes potential is a word that few can live up to, or in some cases just leave you wondering what if ? Kemp is the what if? What if he played hard everynight? What if he came to play with desire and showed up in shape? What if substance abuse wasn’t a factor in hisContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Shawn Kemp”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


How do you think you did with this week’s question? In addition to being drafted in Baseball Dave Winfield was drafted to play in two other major sports. What were the two other sports? In 1973 Dave Winfield was drafted by 4 teams in 3 sports in Basketball both the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


Welcome to this week’s Trivia Thursday, here is this week’s trivia question. Don’t forget the answer will be revealed tomorrow along with Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week.