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Closeout of a career – sale

Closeout of a career – sale – Flashback: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar bows out Chuck O’Donnell KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR COULD throw the mother of all garage sales. The man who played more games than anyone in NBA history had announced that he was hanging up his goggles after the 1988-89 season, so on every stop the Los Angeles […]

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Greed is grinding the game down: the quest for dollars—in all its forms—threatens basketball on all sides

Greed is grinding the game down: the quest for dollars—in all its forms—threatens basketball on all sides – The State Of The NBA Tom Kertes BECAUSE THE ANSWER TO the confounding “What’s wrong with the NBA?” puzzle is something of a mystery, it’s only appropriate to remain semi-mysterious for a moment A couple of weeks […]

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International crossovers: more and more basketball artists are coming to the NBA from overseas, and there seems no end to the talent flow

International crossovers: more and more basketball artists are coming to the NBA from overseas, and there seems no end to the talent flow Tom Kertes EXCUSE US FOR ASKING, BUT what exactly in the name of James Naismith is going on here? Basketball, a game as all-American as motherhood and apple pie, an American-invented sport […]

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ABA Numbers Paint a Very Different Picture

ABA Numbers Paint a Very Different Picture David Friedman DR. J., JULIUS ERVING. RICK Barry. George Gervin, the Iceman. David Thompson. Artis Gilmore. That’s a formidable starting five, but there is one way to contain it. Each player spent time in the ABA–and the NBA has put the ultimate defensive clamps on them by acting […]

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Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards Tom Worgo 2003-04 Record: 25-57/Sixth in Atlantic Division * 2004-05 Projection: 38-44 * Coach: Eddie Jordan WHERE THEY LEFT OFF: No surprise here. In another dismal season, Washington went 25-57, marking the 14th time in 16 years the franchise finished worse than .500. Washington’s shining record of futility is matched in major pro […]

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Shaquille O’Neal vs. Wilt Chamberlain: if there’s anyone who will supplant the Stilt as basketball’s most dominant player ever, it’s Shaq – One-on-One

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Wilt Chamberlain: if there’s anyone who will supplant the Stilt as basketball’s most dominant player ever, it’s Shaq – One-on-One – Statistical Data Included Reggie Theus SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s longevity or Bill Russell’s rings, but let’s get one thing straight: No one’s put up gaudier numbers than Wilt […]

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NBA All-Star Game individual records – Names and Numbers – National Basketball Association – Brief Article – Illustration

NBA All-Star Game individual records – Names and Numbers – National Basketball Association – Brief Article – Illustration – Statistical Data Included GAMES Most Games Kareem Abdul-Jabbar–18 MINUTES Most Minutes, career Kareem Abdul-Jabbar–449 Most Minutes, game Oscar Robertson (1964), Bill Russell (1964), Jerry West (1964), and Nate Thurmond (1967)–42 SCORING Highest scoring average, career Michael […]

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NBA rosters – Names and Numbers

NBA rosters – Names and Numbers NBA Rosters Atlanta Hawks Coach: Terry Stotts No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. 3 Shareef Abdur-Rahim F 6’9″ 240 25 Corey Benjamin G 6’6″ 200 4 Chris Crawford F 6’9″ 235 15 Emanual Davis G 6’5″ 195 12 Dan Dickau G 6’0″ 190 5 Dion Glover F/G 6’5″ 228 8 […]

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with the success of his Princeton offense, “Columbo” Pete Carril holds sway in Sacramento and New Jersey, the elites of both conferences

He done it: with the success of his Princeton offense, “Columbo” Pete Carril holds sway in Sacramento and New Jersey, the elites of both conferences Irwin Soonachan IT’S ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE the Sacramento Kings are scheduled to play a home game live on NBC, and assistant coach Pete Carril is underdressed. The 71-year-old Hall-of-Famer, […]

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The Game I’ll Never Forget: Bill Melchionni

The Game I’ll Never Forget: Bill Melchionni Chuck O’Donnell The Nets’ all-time assists leader fondly recalls the heroics of “Super” John Williamson in the 1976 ABA title game WHEN MY TEAMMATES FROM the 1975-76 New York Nets and I reunited a few years ago to commemorate our ABA title, we all took a long stroll […]