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The Lost MVPs: The 1948-49 BAA Season

The BAA was the subject of a huge shakeup this season. The players so far chronicled as MVP candidates were indeed top flight , but in general the BAA was working with lesser talent than its competitor the NBL. Well,

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The Lost MVPs: the 1947-48 BAA Season

Welcome to the 2nd part of my attempt to fill in the MVP gaps from the early era of the BAA and NBA. The 1946-47 BAA season saw a tie for the MVP honors between Bob Feerick of the Washington

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Ed Sadowski

“A scowling brute of a man with close-cropped hair and a game face as belligerent as a clenched fist, Big Ed tallied most of his points with a sweeping right-handed hook shot that was virtually unstoppable. For sure he was

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Floundering Foundry: The Pittsburgh Ironmen

The following article was contributed by David Pincus and originally appeared on his blog Broken Leagues. To see more of David’s work focusing on fantasy basketball, visit his blog and follow him on Twitter @brokenleagues. Pittsburgh is one of the best sports

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The Lost MVPs: the 1946-47 BAA Season

Founded in 1946, the Basketball Association of America (BAA) for some crazy, inexplicable reason never handed out an MVP award.  When the BAA merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949, the resulting NBA still  didn’t hand out an

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Leroy Edwards

Some people called him “Cowboy”, others called him “Lefty”. But today Leroy Edwards can be called “Hall of Famer”. It’s a designation that hasn’t been bestowed to him by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but it’s one he

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Bob Feerick

Bob Feerick didn’t enjoy a lengthy pro career, but – as with so many things of the mid-20th century – you can blame that on World War II. Like so many men of military age, Feerick was in the armed

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bob Davies

One of the very first players to routinely toss slick passes and weave through defenses with fancy dribbles, Bob Davies is a legend of the highest stylistic order. He is, after all, the man who brought the behind-the-back dribble to

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bobby McDermott

One of the pivotal figures in professional basketball’s transformation from regional circuit to national chain, Bobby McDermott ruled the basketball roost during the mid-1940s. Like many ball players who came of age in the 1930s, McDermott didn’t have the financial

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Joe Fulks

Looking back seven decades, it seems that the 1940s has all its rough edges smoothed out and its sharp points dulled. The excitement, the revolutions, the uncertainty of it all gets smothered in the process as we create comforting wistful

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