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Pro Hoops Podcast: Hall of Famer Richie Guerin

This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Springfield, Massachusetts, for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Saturday afternoon, I was able to have a wonderful 10-minute interview with Knicks and Hawks legend Richie Guerin.

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Pete Maravich

On April 27, 1980, Pete Maravich scored four points for the Boston Celtics in a 105 to 94 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. The loss proved to be Boston’s fourth in nine days to Philadelphia and cemented their ouster from

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dominique Wilkins

Few, if any players, ever threw down a dunk as fiercely as Dominique Wilkins. To begin any discussion with ‘Nique in any other fashion is impossible. His dunks were just so explosive, so ferocious, so awe-inspiring, you can’t properly think

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Walt Bellamy

I’ve written before about the absurdity that Walt Bellamy’s career faced. Unfairly maligned for having his scoring average drop over the first seven seasons of his career, the circumstances of Bellamy’s career should be taken into account. As a rookie

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Lou Hudson

The last great player to emerge from the St. Louis Hawks, Lou Hudson was a member of the All-Rookie 1st Team in 1967 thanks to a healthy 18.5 points and 5.5 rebounds that season. The sweet shooting Super Lou seemingly

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dikembe Mutombo

A usually gregarious and affable man, Dikembe Mutombo was as rude a host imaginable in the NBA. He was thoroughly unwelcoming to anyone who would attempt to come into his house. Penetrating guards, sky-walking forwards, and hulking centers were equally

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57: The Hawks’ Magic Number

Wilkins, last year’s NBA scoring champ, scored a league season-high 57 points, equaling his own career best, as the Atlanta Hawks routed Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 123 – 95 Wednesday… “They caught me in my rhythm,” Wilkins said. “I

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Posted in Legendary Games

The Misunderstood Journey of Walt Bellamy

Walt Bellamy had one of the greatest rookie campaigns in NBA history. His 31.6 points per game remain the 2nd-highest ever for a rookie behind only Wilt Chamberlain’s 37.6 in 1960. His rookie rebounding average of 19.0 is behind only

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Posted in 1962 Season, Legends of Hardwood Paroxysm

The Lowdown: Richie Guerin

Years Active: 1957 – 1970 Regular Season Stats: 848 games, 32.4 mpg 17.3 ppg, 5.0 apg, 5.0 apg, 41.6% FG, 78% FT Playoff Stats: 42 games, 32 mpg 15.6 ppg, 5.1 apg, 3.5 rpg, 42.9% FG, 80.3% FT Accolades: 6x

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The Lowdown: Lou Hudson

Years Active: 1967-1979 Career Stats: 20.2 ppg, 2.7 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 spg, 49% FG, 80% FT Accolades: All-NBA 2nd Team (1970), 6x All-Star (1969-74), All-Rookie 1st Team (1967) …Sweet Lou, sweet as in cool jazz put down by a

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