Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Buck Williams


After three years at Maryland, Williams decided to leave for the NBA. The New Jersey Nets selected him third overall in the 1981 NBA draft, behind Olympic teammates Aguirre and Thomas. In his first season with the Nets, he averaged 15.5 points and led the team with 12.3 rebounds per game, helping New Jersey winContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Buck Williams”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Sidney Wicks


A 6’8″ power forward/center, Wicks was a phenom at UCLA, playing on three straight NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships from 1969 to 1971, the Bruins’ star player on the latter two, being named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four in 1970, Helms National Co-Player of the Year (1970) USBWA and Sporting NewsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Sidney Wicks”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Walter Berry


Berry was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 14th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. However, he did not want to play for the Blazers and soon after being drafted was traded to the Spurs in exchange for Kevin Duckworth. He spent three seasons in the NBA, from 1986 to 1989 withContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Walter Berry”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Arvydas Sabonis


Recognized as one of the best European players of his era, he won the Euroscar Award six times, and the Mr. Europa Award twice. He played in a variety of leagues, and spent seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States. Sabonis played the center position and also won a goldContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Arvydas Sabonis”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Clyde Drexler


Picture Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler on the same team in Portland. It almost happened. Portland had the number one pick in 1984 and could have drafted Michael Jordan to team up with Clyde Drexler but the Portland Trailblazers took Sam Bowie. The Bulls took Jordan and the rest as they say is history. During hisContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Clyde Drexler”

Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday …Sam Bowie


Projected as a solid first rounder in the 1984 NBA draft, Bowie was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers as the second selection, ahead of future Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, due to Portland already having drafted Clyde Drexler just a year before. The Houston Rockets selected Houston center Hakeem Olajuwon with the first pickContinue reading “Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday …Sam Bowie”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …LaRue Martin


Despite what many Knick fans think of their team’s recent draft there have been worse picks …in fact one was named the worse draft pick in NBA history and his name is La Rue Martin. So this week’s Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday is about three of the biggest bust in NBA history. Martin was takenContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …LaRue Martin”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Maurice Lucas


Every really good big man wants a body guard or an enforcer at Power Forward. This week we are going to look at 3 such enforcers…Maurice Lucas, Wes Unseld and Charles Oakley. Bill Walton had Maurice Lucas as his body guard in Portland and trust me no one was messing with the Big Red HeadContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Maurice Lucas”

Spurs ran the Blazers off the Trail 116-92


Game 1 wasn’t even a fair fight. Portland from the opening tap wasn’t even in this game and The Spurs took full advantage and ran the Trailblazers right out of the building. The final score was 116-92 but it wasn’t even that close. 71-44 was the half time score. The Spurs put a full displayContinue reading “Spurs ran the Blazers off the Trail 116-92”