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The NBA Record Book… in 1976

The idea of having an “all-time” record has always seemed odd to me. For starters, no one and no thing exists for “all-time.” We all eventually fade away and so do records. Secondly, trying to encompass “all-time” records washes over

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Jamaal Wilkes

“I would have the player be a good student, polite, courteous, a good team player, a good defensive player and rebounder, a good inside player and outside shooter,” [John] Wooden told the New York Post in 1985. “Why not just

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Remembering Zelmo Beaty

One of the great players in basketball history departed Saturday as Zelmo Beaty passed away at age 73. The 6’9″ center played from 1962 to 1975 in the NBA and ABA with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, the Utah Stars, and

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Roger Brown

Roger Brown’s professional basketball career came perilously close to mirroring the fate of his college career. Coming out of New York City, Brown was one of the most highly recruited players in the country and the University of Dayton snagged

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dan Issel

. On May 22, 1985, a great career came to end in Los Angeles, which is want to happen. In the final game of that year’s Western Conference Finals, the Laker fans in attendance gave a rousing standing ovation as

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dave Cowens

With so many great players and Hall of Famers, the following sentence may apply to a bushel of players, but, here it goes… Dave Cowens may be the overlooked Celtics legend. Yes, other guys like Satch Sanders, Sam Jones, Bill Sharman,

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: John Havlicek

You’d be hard pressed to find a player who was more successful over a longer period of time than John Havlicek. He won NBA titles 13 years apart. Sure it was with the same franchise, but they were vastly different

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: James Silas

Standing all of 6’1″, James Silas carried himself with all of the swash-buckling swagger of a carrack commander. His career numbers belie such confidence, though. How could someone who averaged over 20 points per game just once, and had a

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Nate Thurmond

One of the all-time great centers, Nate Thurmond never made an All-NBA Team. That tends to happen when you play in the same era as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Walt Bellamy, and then in the same era as Willis

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dennis Johnson

Was Dennis Johnson a point guard or a shooting guard? It’s a question with no easy answer. While with the SuperSonics, Johnson played alongside Gus Williams and Freddie Brown in the backcourt. All three men were under 6’4″ in height

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