“His skyhook is still the cruise missile of the NBA. But we need to shore up in the areas where we’re weakest, and they happen to be in areas where he can also dominate.”
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Bobby Jones: Computer’s Choice, 1977
Bobby Jones of the Denver Nuggets, whose common name and unassuming personality stamp him as “Mr. Anonymous” to many fans around the country, was judged to be the “most consistent and most productive” player in the NBA.
The Quiet Rebellion of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1972
His new name translates from the Arabic into the generous servant of the all-powerful—Kareem (generous), Abdul (the servant), Jabbar (all-powerful or subduer).
The Truth Behind the Chamberlain-Jabbar Feud, 1973
Friendship was only skin deep. But competition was their lives and does not wipe away the driving force of one’s existence simply because some young man comes along and you like him.
￼Norm Nixon: He Works His Own Magic, 1981
And they were a winning team, because Norm Nixon sacrificed himself to make the backcourt work.
￼Nobody Knows Nate Thurmond, 1973
What is there to say about Nate Thurmond except that he works very hard and always gets his job done.
￼A Banner Day for Lakers: Kareem Takes His Post, 1975
The trade that changed the makeup of the Lakers happened Monday, June 16, 1975, when club owner Jack Kent Cooke announced he had sent four players—Brian Winters, Elmore Smith, David Meyers, and Junior Bridgeman—and a cash payment to the Bucks for Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley.
￼Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: A Seven-Footer with Roots, 1977
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar knows where he came from, knows where he’s at, and has an idea where he’s going.
Jabbar, Jerry West, and the New Look Lakers, 1978
“Jerry West is one clever dude,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “He was responsible for making us a unified group. And that was the big difference in this team.”
￼Who is the Celtics’ MVP—Havlicek or Cowens? 1975
John Havlicek and Dave Cowens don’t look alike, and they are not built alike. But they are emotional twins, playing every game to the breaking point, giving 100 percent of themselves.