Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Willie Wise

A 6’6″ forward from Drake University, Wise earned a spot on the American Basketball Association‘s (ABA) Los Angeles (later Utah) Stars in 1969. He would prove to be one of the best all-around players in the league, as he was both a proficient scorer (19.2 points per game during his ABA career) and a highlyContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Willie Wise”

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: Old School Tuesday…Xavier Mc Daniel aka the XMan

As a knick fan McDaniel is thought of fondly as being a key player that restored toughness to the Knicks in the one season he was with the Knicks. McDaniel was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round (4th overall) of the 1985 NBA draft and became an instant starter. He averaged 17.1 pointsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Xavier Mc Daniel aka the XMan”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Paul Silas

In the NBA, Silas collected more than 10,000 points and 10,000 rebounds during his distinguished 16-year career, played in two All-Star games, and won three championship rings (two with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and 1976, and one with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1979). He was named to the All-NBA Defensive First Team twice, andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Paul Silas”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Lonnie Shelton

Lonnie Shelton has the misfortune in my opinion of being the center most often compared to the Knick Captain  Willis Reed size build and a nice shot made Knick fans drool at the prospect of Shelton being another Willis Reed. Shelton wasn’t Willis Reed and he had problems staying out of foul trouble which hurtContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Lonnie Shelton”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Horace Grant

This week’s Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday is about the underrated underappreciated but important member on the basketball team…the Power forward so for this week Smallthoughts”Old School Tuesday will highlight 3 under appreciated and underrated but important players to their teams…Horace Grant, Buck Williams and Charles Oakley. First we are going to spotlight Horace Grant. HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Horace Grant”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kendall Gill

Playing four years for the Fighting Illini, Gill was a starter for his last three seasons. As a junior, Gill led the Fighting Illini to the 1989 Final Four before losing to Michigan on a last second shot. Gill was chosen in the 1990 NBA draft with the fifth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kendall Gill”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Gary Payton

I always liked Gary Payton, he was a great two way player who played fearless, I liked the fact he stood up to Michael Jordan. He is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics, and holds Seattle franchise records in points, assists, and steals. He has also played with the Milwaukee Bucks,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Gary Payton”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bobby Wilkerson

A 6’6″ guard/forward born in Anderson, Indiana, Wilkerson attended Indiana University, where he was a member of the Hoosiers‘ 1976 NCAA Championship team. From 1976 to 1983 he played in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 10.1 points per game inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bobby Wilkerson”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Spencer Haywood

 He decided to turn pro after his sophomore year, but National Basketball Association (NBA) rules, which then required a player to wait until his class graduated, prohibited him from entering the league. As a result, he joined the Denver Rockets of the American Basketball Association (ABA).In his rookie season, Haywood led the ABA in scoringContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Spencer Haywood”