“I’ve achieved. I would be backtracking to compare myself with the younger players in the league today. They’re still trying to prove what I already have achieved.”
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Wes Unseld: Oh, That Knee, 1974
“I was put in a cast, came back and played some, and then went back in a cast. I said, ‘Damn, somebody is not telling me something.’
￼David Thompson’s Leap to Fortune, 1979
There are, in all of basketball, only two players who can play their worst of games—play like any other jump shooter from Oshkosh for 47 minutes, 57 seconds—yet leave 15,000 people awestruck with one incredible moment. There are only two: Julius Erving and David Thompson.
￼George Gervin: Icing Down the NBA, 1978
“Everybody thinks I shoot the jumper funny,” Gervin said. “But I’ll tell you what, I think they shoot it funny.”
￼Wes Unseld: Most Valuable Player, 1970
In one season, this miniature oak tree, who stands 6-foot-7 ½, transformed Baltimore from Humpty Dumpties to the Cinderella team of the National Basketball Association.
￼Calvin Murphy: The Little Man Plays It Big, 1972
It doesn’t matter where Calvin Murphy will be operating—even among all those tall Texans—he’s sure to be one of the giants in his specialty. So what if he’s only 5-foot-10 . . . errr, 5-foot-9. Every inch of him is a professional.
The Big E vs. Wilt, 1968
So Elvin Hayes prodded, spoke of getting ready for the real Wilt Chamberlain. But something kept getting in the way.
E Stands for Elvin . . . And Excellence, 1969
Elvin Hayes, the Big E, the two-time All-America from Houston University, started the current National Basketball Association season as the most heralded rookie since Oscar Robertson
Connie Hawkins’ First Spin Around the NBA, 1969
Connie Hawkins, it’s turning out, is a lot of things to a lot of people. To Phoenix fans—Sensational: “He could bank a shot off a piece of Kleenex.”