Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Rick Robey

With college basketball’s NCAA’s tournament in full swing we are spotlighting 3 former members of the Kentucky Wildcats, Rick Robey, Jack Givens and Kevin Grevey. Robey starred at the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky Robey was a member of the team that won the 1978 NCAA Championship and the team that was the 1975 NCAAContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Rick Robey”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Xavier Mc Daniel aka the XMan

As a knick fan McDaniel is thought of fondly as being a key player that restored toughness to the Knicks in the one season he was with the Knicks. McDaniel was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round (4th overall) of the 1985 NBA draft and became an instant starter. He averaged 17.1 pointsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Xavier Mc Daniel aka the XMan”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Paul Silas

In the NBA, Silas collected more than 10,000 points and 10,000 rebounds during his distinguished 16-year career, played in two All-Star games, and won three championship rings (two with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and 1976, and one with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1979). He was named to the All-NBA Defensive First Team twice, andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Paul Silas”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Isaiah Thomas

This Isaiah Thomas is not the former Piston star of the 80’s and 90’s this is the current star of the Boston Celtics who seems to save his best for last (in the 4th quarter) Ironicthat he wears number 4th because in tow games this week he unloaded his best in the 4th quarter inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Isaiah Thomas”

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 …Bill Russell

If Chamberlain is the NBA’s most dominate player, Bill Russell is the NBA’s most dominate winner. Russell won 11 titles as a player and 2 as a coach …for a grand total of 13. Russell is widely considered one of the best players in NBA history. He was listed as between 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bill Russell”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Charlie Scott

New York City product Charlie Scott  was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1970 but he had already signed a contract with the Virginia Squires of the ABA. Scott was named ABA Rookie of the Year after averaging 27.1 points per game. During his second season with the Squires, he set the ABA record for highestContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Charlie Scott”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Sidney Wicks

A 6’8″ power forward/center, Wicks was a phenom at UCLA, playing on three straight NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships from 1969 to 1971, the Bruins’ star player on the latter two, being named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four in 1970, Helms National Co-Player of the Year (1970) USBWA and Sporting NewsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Sidney Wicks”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Curtis Rowe

A 6’7″ forward from UCLA, Rowe was drafted by the Dallas Chaparrals in the 1971 ABA Draft and by the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the 1971 NBA Draft.[1] Rowe opted to sign with Detroit and the NBA. Rowe played eight seasons (1971–1979) in the National Basketball Association as a member of theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Curtis Rowe”