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From Leroy Edwards to LeBron James, it’s the history of professional basketball in North America!

3x NBL MVP Leroy Edwards and 3x NBA MVP LeBron James / photos courtesy of bigblue.net and sfgate.com

This blog is dedicated to unearth, re-tell and bring forth some of the best stories, players and issues produced by the National Basketball Association and its three predecessor leagues, the National Basketball League (NBL; 1937 – 1949), the Basketball Association of America (BAA; 1946 – 1949), and the American Basketball Association (ABA; 1967 – 1976). Other leagues, like the American Basketball League (ABL), and independent barnstormers, like the Harlem Rens, will get face time here as well.

Follow me on Twitter @prohoopshistory to get the latest posts and just my general ramblings of basketball history.
Thanks and enjoy the hoops history,

Curtis Harris

7 comments on “About
  1. jerjets11 says:

    Nice site. I found this looking for some Cincinnati Royals info. My favorite player was Jerry Lucas. Thanks.

  2. [...] an original and stimulating post yesterday, Curtis Harris at Pro Hoops History speculated on the idea of genre in basketball.  Specifically, he was prompted by former English [...]

  3. rleerlee says:

    Curtis, you are right about Remember the ABA. Another great online source of ABA info is APBR: http://apbr.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=1

  4. Ted Green says:

    Hi Curtis, my name is Ted Green. I greatly enjoy this site and follow you on Twitter. I recently produced a documentary on Roger Brown, and would very much like to talk to you. If you’re interested, the best way to reach me is via email: tedgreeniv@gmail.com. Thanks.

  5. Curtis -

    Thanks for the kind words about my book on by book on the Essential Reading page. I tried to cram as much information in it as I could.

    I also have a new book out – The Basketball Draft Fact Book: A History of Professional Basketball’s College Drafts – through Scarecrow Press which came out in May.

    - Robert Bradley

  6. birdfan says:

    Excellent site.

  7. Dan Edwards says:

    Curtis——Our family would like to thank you for the recognition given to Leroy Edwards. It is nice to see that you, along with many others continue to recognize his historical basketball accomplishments. Last year our family traveled to the University of Kentucky to accept a award on Leroy’s behalf when he was recognized for his “All American” and ” Player of the Country” record setting seasons at U of K. He was inducted into the schools “Athletic Hall of Fame”. Our family keeps hoping that someday the decision makers at the Naismith Hall of Fame will honor dad by inducting him because of the numerious legendary accomplishments and contributions that he made as a player to the development and history of basketball.
    Best Regards—-Dan Edwards

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