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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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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Zelmo Beaty

Following Game 6 of the 1970 ABA Finals, the Los Angeles Stars were a forlorn dejected bunch. The California squad had just lost the series, 4-games-to-2, to the Indiana Pacers. Coach Bill Sharman rallied his menĀ  by telling them that

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Willie Wise

“My first and only goal coming into the ABA was to be a great defensive player,” explained Wise. “I loved playing defense. It was always a challenge to see if I could stop guys like Rick Barry, John Brisker, and

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Ron Boone

“Relegated” to the ABA for most of his career, Ron Boone isn’t instantly called upon as one of the great “little men” in basketball history. He was a tough and magnificent finisher around the basket and also could catch fire

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The Original Big Z: Zelmo Beaty

Editor’s Note: this article first appeared June 12, 2011 at Nepean Funk Zelmo Beaty (1963 – 1975) Regular Season: 889 games, 17.1 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 1.5 APG, 0.8 BPG, 0.7 SPG, 49.4% FG, 77.1% FT Playoffs: 115 games, 17.9 PPG,

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