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.
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￼Willis Reed: Managing The Knicks’ Special Agony, 1978
Just as he did as a player, Reed threw himself wholeheartedly into the job.
￼Bob McAdoo: Was He a One-Man Basketball Revolution? 1975
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.
Oscar Robertson: Why the Big O’s the Perfect Pro, 1968
In professional basketball, Oscar Robertson is what they call a made-to-order player.
￼Dawning of the Age of Ralph Sampson, 1984
Now, like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and, to a lesser extent, Bill Walton, Sampson is expected to usher in an era of his own—“The Age of Sampson.”
Jim McMillian: It’s a New Brave World, 1974
McMillian wasted no time getting away from L.A. to Buffalo. He put trauma behind him and got ready to change uniforms and roles.
Dave Stallworth: ‘I’m One Lucky Man,’ 1970
A silver medallion hung around his neck and flew in and out of his practice uniform. Dave fingered it as he moved around the court. There were sweatbands on each of his wrists.
Best of the Pros: The Big O, 1964
Number 14’s name is Oscar Robertson, and he is the best basketball player in the civilized world.
3-Point Play Now in NBA
Well, the Lords of the NBA weighed the pros and cons, with the Board of Governors giving the three-point field goal a one-year trial.
Willis Reed and the Icing on the Cake
So through it all, one shining fact evolves. Basketball and Willis Reed are so entwined, the two are one.