Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Joe Cardwell

Nicknamed “Pogo Joe” or “Jumping Joe” for his leaping abilities, Caldwell was a 6’5″ guard/forward from Arizona State University. Though drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1964, he spent the majority of his NBA career with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks franchise. After averaging 21.1 points per game during the 1969–70 NBA season, Caldwell jumped toContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Joe Cardwell”

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…Zelmo Beaty

He was selected with the third pick of the 1962 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Beaty was named to the inaugural NBA All-Rookie Team in 1963. He averaged more than 20 points per game in three different seasons, and over ten rebounds per game in six of his seven seasonsContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Zelmo Beaty”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Dirk Nowitzki

When people mention the great players around the NBA then names like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Dwayne Wade and Kawhi Leonard come to mind. Dirk Nowitzki?  Is he still playing? Who does he play for? Well in case you might not have noticed there are other great players in the league other then the onesContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Dirk Nowitzki”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Shawn Kemp

Sometimes potential is a word that few can live up to, or in some cases just leave you wondering what if ? Kemp is the what if? What if he played hard everynight? What if he came to play with desire and showed up in shape? What if substance abuse wasn’t a factor in hisContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Shawn Kemp”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

How did you do on this week’s trivia question? If you answered Earl Lloyd you were correct. Earl Lloyd was the first African American to play in the NBA in 1950 for the  Washington Capitols, just before black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. Lloyd helped the Syracuse Nationals win theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley created quite a stir recently when he called out Lebron for being whiny …anything Lebron wants Lebron gets …for saying the Cavaliers needed to add a playmaker at the same time Cleveland had the highest payroll in the league. “Inappropriate,” Barkley said at the time. “Whiny. All of the above. The Cleveland Cavaliers,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Charles Barkley”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Isaiah Thomas

This Isaiah Thomas is not the former Piston star of the 80’s and 90’s this is the current star of the Boston Celtics who seems to save his best for last (in the 4th quarter) Ironicthat he wears number 4th because in tow games this week he unloaded his best in the 4th quarter inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Isaiah Thomas”

Smallthoughts: Is Charles Right for Calling Out Lebron?

Charles Barkley is an basketball analyst on TNT his job is to analyze why and how a play or plays and players do what they do best and what they do worse. Lebron James is the best player in the league, in the true sense of the word a game changer, if you are notContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Is Charles Right for Calling Out Lebron?”