With so many giving attention to Last Dance about the Bulls and Michael Jordan , take a look at the man Jordan credits as his inspiration, so enjoy this documentary about THE Skywalker …David Thompson.
Tim Duncan because of his simple but effective style of play (thus earning him the nickname “The Big Fundamental”). Duncan is one of those players that is easy to root for because he places winning above everything else. Alot of players talk about but Duncan is about winning. Taking a lesser role, to make theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tim Duncan”
Welcome to Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday. Normally you get stats and pictures etc. But in light of the passing of Kobe Bryant … no stats just highlights…Enjoy!
Schayes played his entire career with the Nationals and their successor, the Philadelphia 76ers, from 1948 to 1964. In his 16-year career, he led his team into the playoffs 15 times. After the Nationals moved to Philadelphia, Schayes became player-coach of the newly-minted 76ers. He retired after the 1963-64 season and stayed on as coach for two more seasons, earning NBA Coach ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dolph Schayes”
Usually I don’t do current players on Old School Tuesday but since Ginobili announced his retirement …then I guess he falls under …Old School. He is a complete pro played hard and was a winner. Not a bit player but a real team player and a real solid winner. I am not going to runContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Manu Ginobili”
Dave Debusschere played for both the NBA and Major league baseball. He was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and starred in the NBA for both the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks. In 1962, DeBusschere was signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent. He was a pitcher for the White Sox fromContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dave Debusschere”
A 6 ft 6 in, 235-pound forward–center, Gus Johnson spent nine seasons with the Baltimore Bullets, and his final season was split between the Phoenix Suns and the Indiana Pacers of the ABA. One of the first forwards to frequently play above the rim, Johnson combined an unusual blend of strength, jumping ability, and speed; he was one of the first dunk shot artists inContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Gus Johnson”
Name the Heisman Trophy winner who was not selected in the NFL draft but had a career in the NBA? Answer: 1993 Heisman Trophy Winner Charlie Ward. Ward although didn’t play Baseball in college he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1993. Ward was chosen in the 1st round (26th overall) of the 1994 NBAContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Charlie Ward”
How did you do with this week’s question? If you answered …Larry Brown then you are correct. He is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship (Kansas Jayhawks, 1988) and an NBA title (Detroit Pistons, 2004).
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