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.
I feel like when I’m on the court, that’s my court. Especially at home. I feel like I can do no wrong. If I want to slide from halfcourt all the way to the baseline, I could do it. That’s how I feel. Like I’m bulletproof.
Physically, no one his age has been as impressive since Darryl Dawkins.
Nelson’s mind, always active, always involved, sometimes moves in surprising directions.
Earl Strom officiates with his whistle in his hand. His partner, Joe Gushue, wore his on a lanyard. Strom suggested that Gushue remove the lanyard before they reach the exit, so that fans couldn’t get such an easy hold of him.
He is the last of the true ones left, the only Celtic who knows the difference between Galway and Waterford, and who wouldn’t ask for a frosted mug for his Guinness.
Johnson’s attitude hasn’t changed. He signs autographs endlessly. No matter how many people surround him, he is patient, always smiling, always chatting.