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The Lowdown: Slick Leonard

William Robert Leonard is a man of a million aliases. Some call him “Robert”. Others “Bob”. But the coolest of us call him “Slick”. As a legendary ABA coach, Slick proved to be tough, if not slippery, for opponents to

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The Lowdown: Buck Williams

Years Active: 1982 – 1998 Regular Season Stats: 1307 games, 32.5 mpg 12.8 ppg, 10 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.8 bpg, 0.8 spg, 54.9% FG, 66.4% FT Postseason Stats: 108 games, 34.4 mpg 11.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.6 bpg,

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The Lowdown: Bailey Howell

Years Active: 1960 – 1971 Regular Season Stats: 951 games, 32.2 mpg 18.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 48% FG, 76.2% FT Postseason Stats: 86 games, 31.7 mpg 16.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, 46.5% FG, 73.2% FT Accolades: Hall

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The Lowdown: Lee Shaffer

Years Active: 1962 – 1964 Regular Season Stats: 196 games, 28.1 mpg 16.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 42% FG, 77.6% FT Postseason Stats: 13 games, 29.8 mpg 19.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 41.6% FG, 77.8% FT Accolades: All-Star

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The Lowdown: Alvan Adams

Years Active: 1976 – 1988 Regular Season Stats: 988 games, 27.5 mpg 14.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 4.1 apg, 0.8 bpg, 1.3 spg, 49.8% FG, 78.8% FT Postseason Stats: 78 games, 29.3 mpg 13.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.1 apg, 0.9 bpg,

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The Lowdown: Mike Mitchell

Years Active: 1979 – 1988 Regular Season Stats: 759 games, 32.3 mpg 19.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.7 spg, 0.5 bpg, 49.3% FG, 77.9% FT Postseason Stats: 35 games, 33.2 mpg 18.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.5 spg,

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Waiting for the Train with Bob Cousy and Chuck Cooper

Over at Grantland today there is the depressing story of Greg Oden’s heart-wrenching personal journey through emotional and basketball rehab. It’s well worth reading and is a reminder that NBA players are persons. Like all of us, they have particular

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Warm and Fuzzy thoughts on Andrew “Fuzzy” Levane

Editor’s Note: This was originally written May 6, 2012, shortly after Levane’s passing. Andrew “Fuzzy” Levane passed away last Sunday. Obviously, I’m a bit slow on putting something together acknowledging his contribution to professional basketball, but the Internet has ably

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The Lowdown: Jack Twyman

Years Active: 1956 – 1966 Regular Season Stats: 823 games, 31.8 mpg 19.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 45% FG, 77.8% FT Postseason Stats: 34 games, 32.2 mpg 18.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 44.1% FG, 82.4% FT Accolades: 2x

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The Lowdown: Bob Boozer

Years Active: 1961 – 1971 Regular Season Stats: 874 games, 29.2 mpg 14.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 46.2% FG, 76.1% FT Postseason Stats: 48 games, 26.7 mpg 11.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 46.7% FG, 73.9% FT Accolades: NBA

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