“At 8:40, Bob Lanier’s feet began to emerge from the St. Bonaventure locker room. At 8:45, Bob Lanier emerged.”
“Part of my success is that I anticipate shots well. On offense, for instance, I know my teammates. I know that when a guy is in a certain area, I can count on him shooting and can adjust my position accordingly. I also watch the ball.”
If you had to describe in one sentence the way DeBusschere plays, it would be this: He plays like a man trying to bring on a coronary.
Bob Lanier scored points. Bob Lanier grabbed rebounds. Bob Lanier pitched assists. Bob Lanier added spirit. And the second-place Bucks were challenging again, two to three games from the lead.
Slick Is His Name, Let Him Play His Game.
Dukes isn’t especially proud of his roughneck reputation, but neither does he sound like a guy who wants to play Ferdinand the Bull.
The NBA’s heavyweight heckler
“I was 12 hours without sight. My wife and a friend had to lead me around by the hand. People don’t realize how lucky they are just to have sight.”
He jumps like a man inches taller. When he sets off on a long-striding drive, the common layup becomes a basketball happening.