There is no bitterness in the man because he played in a time when the game was not appreciated, and the rewards were relatively few.
Hackneyed, even corny as it may sound, with the Celtics the game was the thing
If the Celtics had a great tradition, they also had a bizarre one.
Twenty or 30 years ago, most sports fans regarded basketball as sissy stuff fit only for genteel young ladies in fashionable seminaries.
Holzman knows the game of basketball. And he probably knows it better now than back in 1957, when St. Louis fired him after a losing record.
All the near riots which have occurred in the New York-Syracuse series. Almost always, at the bottom of the basketbrawl pile, you’d find a big National with the number 4. That was Adolph Schayes.
Lapchick could go on for hours talking about Braun, the 25-year-old Manhasset, N.Y., athlete who was picked up from Colgate University after he turned professional when he signed with the New York Yankee chain as a pitcher for a $4,000 bonus in 1947.
Lew is basketball’s new phenom. He happens to be 7-feet and ¼ inch, still growing and New York City’s first seven-foot basketball product with any potential.