But the high point of that season for Hudson—what can be called a pivotal point in his career— came when Guerin decided to permanently move Lou to guard. And the coach wasn’t very subtle about it.
Tag Archives: Joe Caldwell
￼Rick Barry Discusses: Is the ABA As Good as the NBA? 1973
The National Basketball Association is better than the American Basketball Association, but it is no longer a great deal better.
￼Joe Caldwell: Can I Get a Witness, 1975, 1993
The boycott of Caldwell was an extreme form of intimidation because it destroyed the career of an established, star player.
￼Billy Cunningham: Tale of Two Leagues, 1974
“It’s a different life four months a year. I get up when I want to. I don’t play basketball at all. I visit friends and stay with my family. As a professional, I live in two different worlds. I live two different lives.”
Who Are the All-Time Greatest Slam-Dunk Artists? 1977
Dr. J. is the slam-dunk champ of the ABA. Won it fair and square at halftime of the league’s All-Star game last winter.
The Pistol and The Pressure
Pete Maravich, uptight but still able to laugh at himself, admits that unless he calms down soon, “I may have to get my stomach pumped out before games, same as I get my ankles taped.”
The Pressure on Pistol Pete
Today, Pete Maravich is remembered as one of the iconic NBA figures of the 1970s. Less well known is that Maravich entered the 1970 NBA draft as the college superstar whom nobody wanted. For most NBA general managers, drafting Maravich seemed about as dangerous as volunteering to stand blindfolded before a firing squad. The danger came not from Pistol Pete. He was considered a good kid. It was the double-barreled barrage of attention behind him that would be unsurvivable.