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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Randy Smith

Few great players come from as much seeming ignominy as Randy Smith. He was from eastern Long Island. He went to college at little-heralded Buffalo State. He was taken 107th overall in the 1971 draft by the Buffalo Braves who

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bob McAdoo

There was something elegant about the way Bob McAdoo played basketball. Although a center, he was slender, sinewy, and slippery. His way to dominate a game wasn’t through sheer power, but through irrepressible ability. McAdoo’s run from 1974 to 1976

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Ship Ahoy! The 1979 San Diego Clippers

The final years of the Buffalo Braves were a despondent set of circumstances. Abysmal ticket sales and a perilous financial situation enveloped the franchise. A concurrent fire sale of Hall of Fame and All-NBA talent was also taking place. From

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The Lowdown: Jim McMillian

Years Active: 1971 – 1979 Regular Season Stats: 631 games, 32.1 mpg 13.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg, 48.2% FG, 83.2% FT Postseason Stats: 72 games, 37.8 mpg 16.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.3 spg, 45.1% FG,

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The Lowdown: Randy Smith

Randy Smith (1972 – 1984) Career Stats: 16.7 ppg, 4.6 apg, 3.7 rpg, 1.7 spg, 47% FG, 78% FT Accolades: All-NBA 2nd Team (1976), 2x All-Star (1976, ’78), All-Star Game MVP (1978) They now know exactly who Randy Smith is

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