Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dikembe Mutombo

This week Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday will give attention to 4 recent inductees into Basketball’s Hall of Fame …the first is the finger waving shot blocking Dikembe Mutombo.  Mutombo is commonly referred to as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year AwardContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dikembe Mutombo”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Alex Rodriquez … A Rod apologized to the fans in a hand written note earlier this week for his lies and the drama he causes in recent years about his ..steroid use. The apology would have come off more sincere if he didn’t spend much of his time BLAMING Tony Bosch his supplier forContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Julius Erving 1977 NBA All Star Game MVP

This game features a slam by Dr. J over Kareem facial . look for it arond the 5 minute mark of this video. GAME 27: at MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on February 13, 1977. MVP: Julius Erving Coaches: East: Gene Shue, West: Larry Brown. Eastern Conference Player, Team MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REBContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Julius Erving 1977 NBA All Star Game MVP”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Caldwell Jones

The most prominent of four brothers who played in the NBA, Caldwell Jones was best known as the least flamboyant member of the high-powered Philadelphia 76ers teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Playing alongside Julius Erving and company, Jones didn’t need to score much with Philadelphia, so he concentrated on rebounding, shotblocking, andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Caldwell Jones”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Andrew Toney

He was one of my favorite players on the Sixers from the 1980’s and it was easy to see why …he was a Celtic killer. He was dubbed “The Boston Strangler” by Boston, Massachusetts sportswriters during the 76ers’ and Celtics’ rivalry in the early 1980s because of his ability to single-handedly dominate games against theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Andrew Toney”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bobby Jones

One of the most underrated players to play in both the ABA and the NBA was …Bobby Jones. He was a rare two way player he was excellent on the defensive end of the floor and was as unselfish and complete on the offensive end of the floor. To this day every coach looks forContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bobby Jones”

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”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …George McGinnis

George Mc Ginnis(Power Forward) was Mr. Indiana played high school, College and pro ball all in the state of Indiana. He played of the Indiana Pacers of the ABA (1971-1975)was 2 time ABA champion(1972-1973) and won the ABA’s MVP (1975) His style of play was most closely resembles today …Karl Malone if you watch carefully.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …George McGinnis”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Darryl Dawkins aka Chocolate Thunder

To his critics he was a manchild who only did one thing better than dunking …fouling. To his fans he was Chocolate Thunder from the planet Love Tron (yes he did say that). But to the world at large especially in the NBA he was Darryl Dawkins. For you too young to know Darryl DawkinsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Darryl Dawkins aka Chocolate Thunder”