Jo Jo’s efforts to develop an all-around game have had a noticeable effect on his shooting. “He is streaky now because he has so many other things to think about,” says Tommy Heinsohn, the Boston coach.
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Running and Gunning with Reggie Theus, 1979
On the Chicago roster, Theus is listed as a guard, something of a misnomer. Actually, he’s an entertainer.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Busting Out the Goggles, 1974
Kareem got off the bench, and the boos began. He was booed every time he put an elbow near Gianelli’s throat in the pivot, did anything the fans didn’t like, and when he entered and left the game
Willis Reed: The Art & Agony of a Gentle Giant, 1973
Willis Reed was past 30 now, and in the compressed lifespan of athletics that is to be past middle-age. It is a time when the body begins to betray its promises of youth, a time when the infinite resilience and boundless energy start to become less dependable certainties.
Ollie Johnson: For Ollie Does, 1975
When it comes to playing, Ollie can be easily overlooked by the fans. But he never has been overlooked by those who know the game.
Wes Unseld: Oh, That Knee, 1974
“I was put in a cast, came back and played some, and then went back in a cast. I said, ‘Damn, somebody is not telling me something.’
Kevin Porter: The Game I’ll Never Forget, 1979
I was happy, too. Of course, I had reason to be happy. Having a game with a total productivity of 80 points doesn’t happen very often.
New York Knicks: The Last Trip Was No Different, 1977
The Knicks had played their final home game at Madison Square Garden last Thursday night, then left for Buffalo, the first stop of the two-game trip that would bring an end to their season.
Joe Hassett: A Sonar Salute, 1979 – 1981
Some guy inbounded the ball to Hassett. He shot it with a flick, as it were a free-throw. Only it was a 28-footer, and was quite good.
Bobby Jones: Computer’s Choice, 1977
Bobby Jones of the Denver Nuggets, whose common name and unassuming personality stamp him as “Mr. Anonymous” to many fans around the country, was judged to be the “most consistent and most productive” player in the NBA.