“At 8:40, Bob Lanier’s feet began to emerge from the St. Bonaventure locker room. At 8:45, Bob Lanier emerged.”
Cartwright is the nucleus around whom the Knicks are being rebuilt, the dominant center who is the key ingredient on any winning club.
“Jerry West is one clever dude,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “He was responsible for making us a unified group. And that was the big difference in this team.”
Offcourt, the 6-foot-9 former UCLA All-American is as loose and easy as he suggests. But once involved in a game, his disposition changes, and he acts mean and hungry.
“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.
“The only reason I got a reputation as a gunner is that I came from a small school, and guys from small schools aren’t supposed to shoot like that,”