McGill was back on the street. He called Walter Kennedy, then the NBA commissioner, asking whether he had any pension funds due him. He did not; he had not played long enough. “I called collect,” he said, “and I had to look around for a dime.
Tag Archives: Golden State Warriors
Joe Hassett: A Sonar Salute, 1979 – 1981
Some guy inbounded the ball to Hassett. He shot it with a flick, as it were a free-throw. Only it was a 28-footer, and was quite good.
The Resurrection of Bernard King, 1982
In his place is an introspective 24-year-old man capable of this amazing restitution. And the common thread through it all has been King’s explosive talents as a basketball player.
Bubbles Hawkins: How to Burst a Bubble, 1977
BUH-bbles! . . . BUH-bbles! . . .BUH-bbles! . . .” The name has become the fans’ refrain, a sort of new tribal chant to ward off losing and to summon, as if magically, points upon the board.
Alvin Attles Works Miracles, 1974
There are times when it seems that the only real adult in the organization is the head coach. Defeats come and defeats go, but Alvin Attles, age 38, stays cool.
Joe Barry Carroll: The Next Preeminent NBA Center? 1982
Talk is cheap, we suppose. Deuces and J.B Carrolls are not. Carroll wants to be alone. The Warriors don’t mind, as long as it’s at the top.
Phil Smith: 51 Reasons to Believe, 1976
“He just has such a future,” said Warriors coach Al Attles. “If he stays healthy and doesn’t have any serious injuries, he’s just going to be gangbusters.”
Gus Williams: Does He Get Enough Respect? 1981
Respect has always come grudgingly to the Seattle SuperSonics’ super-quick guard.
￼Rick Barry: Tales of a Happy Warrior, 1974
“I had commitments to Franklin Mieuli and the Warriors,” recalls Barry, “and also to Roy Boe and the Nets. It was a difficult situation to be in.”
￼Al Attles Has His Own Theories on Winning Basketball, 1977
His nickname was “The Destroyer.” But what he destroyed were scoring reputations, not people.