For you old school Knick fans look closely at the ABA ball….Yes that is former Knick Dave DeBusshere’s signature. He was the ABA’s Commissioner at one point. I never understood the NBA’s reluctance to include the St Louis Spirits and the Kentucky Colonels in the NBA instead they had a ABA dispersal draft to break upContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kentucky Colonels”
Like Willie Wise, in league not known for defense Mike Gale was a solid defensive player throughout his career in both the ABA and the NBA. He was drafted in the third round of the 1971 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls and by the Kentucky Colonels in the 1971 American Basketball Association draft. GaleContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mike Gale”
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.
Every really good big man wants a body guard or an enforcer at Power Forward. This week we are going to look at 3 such enforcers…Maurice Lucas, Wes Unseld and Charles Oakley. Bill Walton had Maurice Lucas as his body guard in Portland and trust me no one was messing with the Big Red HeadContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Maurice Lucas”
Dampier is one of only a handful of men to play all nine seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA) (1967–1976), all with the Kentucky Colonels. He also was one of just two players to play all nine ABA seasons with the same team; the other was Byron Beck of the Denver Rockets, later renamedContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Louis Dampier”
Issel played college basketball at the University of Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Issel was at UK 1966-1970 and scored 2,138 points (an average of 25.7 per game) while being named an All American for two of the three seasons he was eligible for the award. His career points total remains the highest amongContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dan Issel”
Often in this space you have heard me wax poetic about the ABA(American Basketball Association). The stars of the league Dr. J, David Thompson, Moses Malone and many more. Among them was a player named Artis Gilmore. While he was postized often by Dr.J, make no bones about it the seven foot 2 Gilmore wasContinue reading “Artis Gilmore the Subtle Giant”
With everyone payinig attention to Roy Hibbert. The fact that there is a shortage of bigman that play the game it got me thinking to a time when there were Big men that roamed the post and that struck fear when you decide to drive the lane. He wasn’t one of my favorites but thereContinue reading “Artis Gilmore …one of the more underrated big men of the game”