“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.’
Tag Archives: Gene Shue
Phil Chenier: Can He Unseat Walt Frazier as Basketball’s Top Guard, 1975
“Clyde is the best. He deserves his reputation. He earned it. I’d like to be in that position myself someday.”
￼The Curious Case of Earl The Pearl Monroe, 1969
Earl the Pearl will always get attention. What he has got to do, of course, is to stop getting attention for the wrong reasons—like being misunderstood.
￼Bob Cousy: Little Mr. Basketball, 1961
Few men have the magnetic ability and personality to lift an audience to heights of great emotion and to bring vitality and excitement into the lives of the onlookers. Bob Cousy is one of those men.
￼Gene Shue: Here’s to a Great One, 1963
Gene Shue had some ideas he thinks will improve pro basketball, and he doesn’t mind expressing his opinion on what he considers to be problems of the present game.
￼Dave DeBusschere: The Man Who Filled Four Positions, 1971
DeBusschere is, without a doubt, New York’s Most Valuable Player.
￼Oscar Robertson: Why He’s the Best Ever, 1968
Says a long-time basketball expert, “If Oscar walked into your neighborhood playground for a pick-up game, he’d probably get his 30 and not much more. He’s the most consistent star ever.”
￼George McGinnis: The Spirit of the 76ers, 1976
“Basically, my game is: Get the ball and go around them. Create something, and, if I have a shot, take it. If not, hit the open man. Nobody wants to jump in front of me. Nobody wants to take the charging foul.”
￼Mike Riordan: Last of the Blue-Collar Pros, 1978
It was that zest that separated Riordan from most players and made him the darling of Capital Centre fans.
￼Baltimore Bullets: All Blood and Guts, 1971
We visited the Bullets in their dressing room that night. The pungent odor of various liniments assailed the nostrils. Without Band-aids and painkillers, the Bullets might not have gotten this far.