Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson


He played fearless a little man with a big man’s heart. He wasn’t big on practice, he was called on the carpet by head coach Larry Brown for missing practice in a playoff game which he responded with his now famous his famous quote… “We’re sitting here, I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’reContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Wilt Chamberlain


I looked in my files only to find out I never did an Old  School Tuesday on Wilt Chamberlain, so in all fairness today Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights …Wilt Chamberlain. With all due respect to those who were big fans of  Shaq and Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain was the most dominate player in NBAContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Wilt Chamberlain”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Maurice Cheeks


Maurice Cheeks was a underrated but an important player for the Philadelphia 76ers during the Dr. J era in Philly. Cheeks was solid at both ends of the floor offense and defense and played unselfishly keeping the stars of the team involved offensively. Cheeks played 15 years as a point guard in the NBA, includingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Maurice Cheeks”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson


Welcome to Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …where we spotlight sports heroes from the past and show alittle love to their career. The one rule of Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday is that the players we spotlight are retired so …current players will have their day…when they are retired. As you journey with us to the pastContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves


Rants: Philadelphia 76ers…It’s bad enough for one season to be so bad that you have to tank it and get the number one pick. But 3 straight seasons of bad basketball and purposely tanking and still don’t have a good team? That’s just bad management, hence Sam Hinkie out and Jerry Colangelo, in. And despiteContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Jason Richardson Retires After a High Flying Career


Jason Richardson has decided to retire from the NBA after a 14 year career full of high flying dunks. Best known for his between the legs dunk and the reverse dunk in the slam dunk competition, Richardson had a career scoring average of 17.1 points per game. He announced his retirement on Instagram…” Today isContinue reading “Jason Richardson Retires After a High Flying Career”

Darryl Dawkins aka Chocolate Thunder R.I.P.


We featured Darryl Dawkins some time ago on our Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday, (https://smallthoughtsinasportsworld.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/smallthoughts-old-school-tuesday-darryl-dawkins-aka-chocolate-thunder/) While in the eyes of many he never lived up to the potential that many thought he had, there was no denying that he was a force and he was a character who never took himself too seriously and always madeContinue reading “Darryl Dawkins aka Chocolate Thunder R.I.P.”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson


After two seasons at Georgetown, Iverson was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1996 NBA draft. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall, Iverson became the shortest first overall pick ever, in a league normally dominated by taller players. He was however, named the 1996 Rookie of the Year and was also aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Allen Iverson”