So there they are, Rich and Andre, two rookies from UCLA who are about as different as two guys could possibly be.
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Sam Lacey: Time Passages, 1981
That’s Lacey. Nobody likes him, but nobody can find many bad things to say about him. Efficient, but anonymous
Jimmy Walker: ‘Look for the Jaguar with Two Flats,’ 1975
It was hard to imagine Walker, sitting relaxed and at ease in his home, pounding up and down a hardwood floor shooting baskets for the Kings.
The Kansas City Kerfuffle, 1976
Outside the arena, the remainder of the crowd laughed about the incident and gave one another eyewitness accounts.
￼Phil Ford: The Greening of a Star, 1980
Cotton Fitzsimmons was named NBA Coach of the Year. Jubilantly, he announced to the world that Phil Ford was the best point guard in the game and probably “the best of his era.”
Ken Durrett: The Great Dream Dies Hard, 1978
I had talent, a God-given talent, and I miss expressing myself. When they start naming the great forward of the game, I wanted to play against them.
Has Success Spoiled Tiny Archibald, 1975
But what about shy Tiny Archibald? By being thrust into instant celebrity, had Tiny become the egomaniacal monster that coach Bob Cousy, in his fears, had envisioned?
Why Larry Bird and Earvin Johnson Could Change the Face of Pro Basketball, 1980
It is a splendid irony that both Johnson and Larry Bird wore No. 33 in college—the precise number worn by Jabbar, one of the NBA’s brightest stars. Both the Lakers and Celtics have good reason to feel that these two newcomers will match Jabbar’s number in more ways than one.
Archibald is called Tiny or sometimes Little Tiny, a double diminutive that aptly describes him, but it has nothing to do with his height—which has been estimated to be closer to 5-foot-10.