Friendship was only skin deep. But competition was their lives and does not wipe away the driving force of one’s existence simply because some young man comes along and you like him.
Marin, like the vast majority of professional hoopsters, is sensitive to each particular town visited by his team.
I’m basically a low-key person. I don’t think I do anything exceptional or out of the ordinary, except maybe play basketball.
“As long as I stay healthy, I could play a bit longer.,” he stated. “But there comes a time in a professional basketball player’s life to quit.”
If Edwards produces as Leonard expects, a lot of NBA scouts may be hiding in the woods to avoid answering questions from their bosses. Edwards didn’t get selected in last year’s college draft until the third round.
It brought back memories of Auerbach’s Celtic battlers of the past, of Russell breaking Jim Krebs’ jaw, of Loscutoff decking Dick Schnittker with one punch, and of Brannum flattening Dolph Schayes.
Heed those words, Red. Sit back, light up a cigar and relax. You don’t need the aggravation anymore.
Jack Ramsay had always conditioned himself to take nothing for granted, never to live in the past, but he says he never dreamed it could be over so quickly.
“He just has such a future,” said Warriors coach Al Attles. “If he stays healthy and doesn’t have any serious injuries, he’s just going to be gangbusters.”
It was hard to imagine Walker, sitting relaxed and at ease in his home, pounding up and down a hardwood floor shooting baskets for the Kings.