Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …St Louis Spirits…ESPN’s 30 for 30


Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday posted a story some time ago about the Spirits of St Louis. ESPN did a 30 for 30 check it out with the people who lived it. This is really good stuff. The NBA would look a lot different if the Spirits were allowed to join the NBA when the ABA andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …St Louis Spirits…ESPN’s 30 for 30”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …StLouis Spirits


The Spirits of St. Louis were one of two teams still in existence at the end of the American Basketball Association that did not survive the ABA–NBA merger. They were a member of the ABA in its last two seasons, 1974–75 and 1975–76, while playing their home games at the St. Louis Arena. The SpiritsContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …StLouis Spirits”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday… Marvin Bad News Barnes


Marvin Bad News barnes was the most talented player you never heard of. Well almost. You heard of David Thompson and Dr. J especially if you are a regular reader of this blog. Well Marvin Barnes was as good as both of them, just one problem …he wouldn’t show up for games…sometimes hence he wasContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday… Marvin Bad News Barnes”