Lenny Wilkens, a handsome sort, smiles readily but speaks restrainedly, in a low voice, in sincere tone.
Bob Rule is having an interesting existence as the big man in the lives of the Seattle SuperSonics. His development in two years has been monumental.
Despite Wilt’s great contributions to the 76ers as a player, his helping the club and the players to belong to the city has to be the most-important boost he gave us.
Says a long-time basketball expert, “If Oscar walked into your neighborhood playground for a pick-up game, he’d probably get his 30 and not much more. He’s the most consistent star ever.”
“It’s all like a dream,” said the Oklahoma Kid, rookie Alvan Adams. “I keep thinking I’m going to wake up and it won’t be real.
Modern players have bigger, stronger, and more flexible bodies than their predecessors; they can shoot better, jump higher, and run faster.
When Wilt the Stilt Chamberlain was unveiled last summer against a backdrop of the NBA stars against whom the seven-footer will play this winter, only one word described him: Fantastic.
The next Oscar Robertson, a John Havlicek, or just plain Cazzie Russell, the Knicks got themselves a player who is strictly theatre in a basketball suit.