Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dave Debusschere


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”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Brian(BT)Taylor


he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round of the 1972 NBA draft. However, he began his professional career with the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association, for whom he played four seasons, appearing in two ABA All-Star Games. He joined the NBA as a member of the Kansas CityContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Brian(BT)Taylor”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mike Gale


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”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday…


Welcome to Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday …how did you do with this week’s question? At the End of the 1976 season the NBA merged with the then ABA, Which ABA Teams joined the NBA? The teams that joined the NBA from the ABA are …The New York Nets (Now Brooklyn Nets) the Indiana Pacers, the DenverContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday…”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


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.

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Larry Kenon


One of the more understated stars of the old ABA was Larry Kenon or better known as Mr. K He was one of my favorite Nets (Dr.J was my favorite). He was traded to the San Antonio Spurs or Swen Nater and teamed up with the Iceman, George Gervin to make a high scoring oneContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Larry Kenon”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…John Williamson


While at Wilbur Cross High School, Williamson played on the Connecticut state champion teams of 1966-67, 1967–68 and was runner up to crosstown rival Hillhouse in 1968-69, losing 76-71 in the final. For his senior (1969–70) year, Williamson led the nation in scoring with a gaudy 38.7 points per game average. His team was upsetContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…John Williamson”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Bill Melchionni


Melchionni was a key reserve on what is, statistically speaking, the greatest 76ers team ever, the NBA Champions led by Wilt Chamberlain, Luke Jackson, Hal Greer, Wali Jones, and Chet Walker in 1967. The team was coached by another AAU Elite alum, Alex Hannum. Melchionni then jumped to the upstart ABA, becoming a key cogContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Bill Melchionni”