I was happy, too. Of course, I had reason to be happy. Having a game with a total productivity of 80 points doesn’t happen very often.
Tag Archives: Detroit Pistons
Joe Strawder: No Guarantees, 1968
I came to Pittsburgh, and Mr. Rubin was very fair. But I asked for a guarantee. Detroit could have sued me, and then I’d have been out of everything.”
Chico Vaughn and The Man, 1968
Chico, the Pipers’ old pro, knows every airport in America, not to mention the motels and arenas.
Ray Scott: Making It Through the Night, 1973
Ray Scott emerges from the dressing room and is engaged in conversation by a few reporters. Ain’t it bad to be alone?
Bob Lanier: A Forecast of Things to Come, 1974
“At 8:40, Bob Lanier’s feet began to emerge from the St. Bonaventure locker room. At 8:45, Bob Lanier emerged.”
Bill Laimbeer: Not Supposed to Be This Good, 1984
“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.”
The Last Hurrah for Dave DeBusschere, 1974
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: Milwaukee Bound, 1980
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 Watts: The Game I’ll Never Forget
Slick Is His Name, Let Him Play His Game.
The Two Faces of Walter Dukes, 1963
Dukes isn’t especially proud of his roughneck reputation, but neither does he sound like a guy who wants to play Ferdinand the Bull.