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 were just in their 2nd season of existence.¬†Why not take a flier on the local…

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 1976 through 1978, Buffalo discarded Bob McAdoo, Jim McMillian, Adrian Dantley, and Moses Malone. Whether…