The problem was, everything was not right in Willie Burton’s life during the four seasons he spent in Miami.
Tag Archives: 1990s NBA
Pooh Richardson: As Chill as a Cucumber, 1993
With the Timberwolves, Richardson was sort of a sacrificial lamb. The first draft choice for the first-year Timberwolves, he was a steady rookie on a shaky team.
Robert Parish: The Chief Ages Gracefully, 1991
“I’m 38, and everyone is making a big deal out of it because I got a few gray hairs cropping in my sides,” he said. “I don’t think it matters how old you are as long as you keep yourself physically fit.”
Glen Rice: Small Hands, Big Heart, 1993
Rice can barely palm the ball. But that has not stopped him from raising his scoring average in each of his first three NBA seasons, and he is now one of the guns who can be counted on to produce 20 points every night.
Grant Hill: A Five-Star Serenade, 1994
Grant Hill got his first taste of hoops on the tube. He said, “I can do that” and “that too” and also “that” and “that.” Then he went out and did it.
Gary Payton Talks the Talk, 1995
He’s ornery, aggressive, loud, and now he’s all of the things the Sonics hoped when they made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 1990 college draft.
Popeye the Rebounding Man, 1994
Sure, I’m 23 and making six figures. But I’m not going to make that all my life. I know some guys don’t think like I do, but I’m always thinking about my future.
Jim Jackson Is the Truth, 1995
With his chiseled build, Jackson carries the strength and all-round talent like a natural. Though he played his college ball for Ayers at Ohio State, his game is more like that of Oscar Robertson.
Jack Sikma: A Less-Natural Star, 1997
Long before grunge, coffee, and Microsoft became Seattle pop icons, there were just the Space Needle and Sikma’s less-natural act—two vertical symbols, solitary, timeless, and unique unto themselves.
Larry Johnson: The $84 Million Dollar Man, 1993
Larry Johnson became the first player to actually be paid by the league as its spokesman.