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 …Mack Calvin

      He played seven seasons (1969–1976) in the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA) and four seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Calvin began his professional career with the ABA’s Los Angeles Stars, averaging 16.8 points per game in his first season to make the ABA All-Rookie Team. The following season, he averagedContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Mack Calvin”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Willie Wise

A 6’6″ forward from Drake University, Wise earned a spot on the American Basketball Association‘s (ABA) Los Angeles (later Utah) Stars in 1969. He would prove to be one of the best all-around players in the league, as he was both a proficient scorer (19.2 points per game during his ABA career) and a highlyContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Willie Wise”

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: Trivia Thursday…

Welcome to Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday …how did you do with this week’s question? At the End of the 1976 season the NBA merged with the then ABA, Which ABA Teams joined the NBA? The teams that joined the NBA from the ABA are …The New York Nets (Now Brooklyn Nets) the Indiana Pacers, the DenverContinue 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.

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 …Allen Iverson

Welcome to Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …where we spotlight sports heroes from the past and show alittle love to their career. The one rule of Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday is that the players we spotlight are retired so …current players will have their day…when they are retired. As you journey with us to the pastContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson

After two seasons at Georgetown, Iverson was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1996 NBA draft. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall, Iverson became the shortest first overall pick ever, in a league normally dominated by taller players. He was however, named the 1996 Rookie of the Year and was also aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson”

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.  Mutombo 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”