Undoubtedly, this is progress. But is it enough? We don’t think so. The NBA could do much to improve its league.
Tag Archives: Joe Lapchick
￼Joe Lapchick: Down Memory Lane, 1969
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.
The Original Celtics (Part 2), 1949
Hackneyed, even corny as it may sound, with the Celtics the game was the thing
￼The Original Celtics (Part I), 1949
If the Celtics had a great tradition, they also had a bizarre one.
￼Basketball Is In, 1947
Twenty or 30 years ago, most sports fans regarded basketball as sissy stuff fit only for genteel young ladies in fashionable seminaries.
￼Red Holzman: A Humpty-Dumpty Situation, 1968
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.
￼Dolph Schayes: The Boy from Syracuse, 1953
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.
Carl Braun: Perennial Freshman, 1953
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 Alcindor at 16: ‘A Star Has Been Born’
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.