“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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Mike Newlin: The Resident Thinker, 1976
The one facet of basketball Newlin insists he enjoys most is the pressure, a situation he refers to as “mental intensity.”
A Coffee Shop Conversation with Robert Reid, 1985
“You have loved ones who are not interested in money and fame, they’re just concerned about your soul,” Reid says.
Allen Leavell: The Little Sparkplug, 1981
“The only thing I was worried about was if I would get a real chance or not,” Leavell said. “I knew if they gave me a chance, I would make it.
￼The NBA’s Five Toughest Arenas, 1975
Despite the inexorable march of progress, some places in the league are still tougher to play in than others.
￼George Gervin: Chillin’ with The Iceman, 1988
[No intro needed for George Gervin. His many career achievements and chill image precede him. In this article, which ran in the April 1988 issue of Basketball Digest, Glenn Rogers of the San Antonio Express newspaper checks in with the 35-year-old Iceman to mark an upcoming city-wide ceremony to fete their retired pro basketball heroContinue reading “￼George Gervin: Chillin’ with The Iceman, 1988”
￼Moses Malone: The Indestructible Sixer, 1984
Moses Malone was the hard hat—6-foot-11, 255 pounds of steel-driving man. He showed up in overalls every night. And when everybody else was wobbly with fatigue, he was the guy still pounding rivets, drenched in sweat, a fierce scowl on his face.
￼Bucks Steal a Star in Unknown Curtis Perry, 1972
Some fellows sit on the bench for years, and people think they’re not good basketball players. All they need is a break.
￼Louis Dunbar: Best of the Big Bunch, 1974
It was an awesome sight for opponents when Dunbar played in the Houston backcourt for a team labeled “the Big Bunch”
￼In Search of . . . Ralph Sampson, 1988
Sampson said soon after the trade, the best piece of advice he received upon entering the NBA was never to unpack your bags.