Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Ralph Sampson


With his size and agility Sampson was expected to score like Wilt Chamberlain and win championships like Bill Russell when he reached the pros. The Houston Rockets made him the No. 1 pick in the 1983 NBA Draft.[2] As a rookie he averaged 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds, played in the All-Star Game, and wonContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Ralph Sampson”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Joe Barry Carroll


Carroll was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the first overall pick of the 1980 NBA Draft. Many have labeled Carroll as one of the biggest busts in NBA Draft history, giving him the nicknames “Joe Barely Cares” and “Just Barely Carroll” for his perceived indifference to the game.[2] A great deal of Carroll’sContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Joe Barry Carroll”

Lin excited to play for the Lakers …not looking to recreate Linsanity


2012 he was all the rage Linsanity was everywhere and a phenomenon is now looking ti fit in with the Lakers. Jeremy Lin said Thursday he’s looking to establish himself with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he won’t be trying to recreate “Linsanity” on the West Coast. “I’m not trying to relive that banner season,”Continue reading “Lin excited to play for the Lakers …not looking to recreate Linsanity”

Parsons offended by Rockets …sort of


According to the following published report, new dallas maverick Chandler Parson felt offended by the lack of star treatment by the Houston Rockets which helped his decision to sign with the dallas Mavericks. Here is the published article..by Marc J. Spears. Chandler Parsons was “offended” when the Houston Rockets went searching in free agency forContinue reading “Parsons offended by Rockets …sort of”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Elvin Hayes


When people talk about big men in the history of the NBA th name Elvin Hayes rarely comes up yet he was and still one of the best big men in the history of the game. In 1967, he led the Cougars to the Final Four of the 1967 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Elvin Hayes”

Parsons signs 3-year offer sheet with Mavericks


In a published report that could signal where Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony are not going … Chandler Parsons has agreed to a 3 year deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Here is the following published report … By STEPHEN HAWKINS (AP Sports Writer) The Dallas Mavericks have made a move at small forward, with restrictedContinue reading “Parsons signs 3-year offer sheet with Mavericks”

SmallThoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bill Willoughby from High school to the NBA


Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James made the jump from High School to the NBA, no big deal right? However back in the 70’s there were 3 players who made the leap from High School to the NBA and it was a big deal Darryl Dawkins, Moses Malone and…Bill Willoughby started his NBA careerContinue reading “SmallThoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bill Willoughby from High school to the NBA”

Moses Malone …Chairman of the Boards


In light of the passing of Moses Malone at age 60 …Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday is reposting a previous blog on Moses Malone ..Chairman of the boards. R. I. P. By today’s standards he would be a undersized Power Forward, but in his time Moses Malone gave centers like kareem fits. Plain and simple.Continue reading “Moses Malone …Chairman of the Boards”