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 Dan Issel trotted off the court for the last time. Moments earlier Issel, a 6’9″…

ProHoopsHistory HOF: Artis Gilmore

Considering the latent sheer force he could muster, there was no doubt the A-Train could steamroll anybody.¬†Standing 7’2″ and weighing 240 lbs., Artis Gilmore was the biggest and strongest man in the history of the ABA. However, Gilmore was somewhat of a gentle giant, generally affable and gracious. He played basketball with strength, but never…

Pro Hoops History HOF: Louie Dampier

When the ABA comes to mind, the likes of Julius Erving, George Gervin, Mel Daniels, and Artis Gilmore flicker first in memory. However, there was a small little guard in Kentucky who may not quickly come to mind, but was steadfastly attached to the ABA. Louie Dampier played every season of the ABA’s existence. Dampier…

The Lowdown: Louie Dampier

Years Active: 1968 – 1979 Regular Season Stats: 960 games, 33.5 mpg 15.9 ppg, 4.9 apg, 2.6 rpg, 0.8 spg, 44.4% FG, 82% FT, 35.8% 3PT Postseason Stats: 109 games, 37.1 mpg 15.1 ppg, 6.0 apg, 2.8 rpg, 0.9 spg, 43.6% FG, 78.1% FT Accolades: 7x ABA All-Star (1968-70, ’72-’75), 4x All-ABA 2nd Team (1968-70,…

The Lowdown: Dan Issel

Years Active: 1971 – 1985 Career Stats: 22.6 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.5 bpg, 50% FG, 79% FT Accolades: ABA – Rookie of the Year (1971), All-ABA 1st Team (1972), 4x All-ABA 2nd Team (1971, 1973-74, 1976),¬†All-Rookie 1st Team (1971), 6x All-Star (1971-76), All-Star Game MVP (1972), ABA Champion (1975) NBA –…