In his native Rhode Island, where he grew up only a short dribble from the Providence College campus, he is already an established folk hero.
Despite the inexorable march of progress, some places in the league are still tougher to play in than others.
McAdoo is dangerous near the basket, but he also gets a lot of points on 15 and 20-foot jump shots, which he unleashes with a noticeable snap of the wrist, rather than a pushing maneuver.
When it was over, Shumate staggered up the ramp and groped along the cinderblocks, stopping to steal the whirring in his head, resting it on a shelf that juts out into the corridor.
McAdoo does miss sometimes. But it’s no accident that he is probably the finest shooting big man pro basketball ever has seen.
McMillian wasted no time getting away from L.A. to Buffalo. He put trauma behind him and got ready to change uniforms and roles.