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. 

The Master Plan to Change Wilt Chamberlain, 1962

The Warriors were sputtering in their early games, but Chamberlain was ripping up the record book like a barracuda with a can of tuna.

Slater Martin: A David Cutting Down Goliaths, 1950s

Nobody was ever sure what made Martin great. He was too small to cope with the huge stars of the game, yet he often played them to a standstill.

Bobby McDermott: Blast from the Distant Past

The temperamental side of McDermott’s personality made him a forerunner to the Billy Martins and Bobby Knights, although Buddy Jeannette, his outstanding backcourt mate with the Pistons, noted, “Compared to Mac, Bobby Knight is a saint.”

Changing Times: Today’s Players Can Do More Things Than We Could, 1973

Modern players have bigger, stronger, and more flexible bodies than their predecessors; they can shoot better, jump higher, and run faster.