After every game, Person leans against his locker, ice bags hanging from all extremities. Although he’s got good size at 225 pounds, he invariably wears black-and-blue marks like merit badges.
Cartwright is the nucleus around whom the Knicks are being rebuilt, the dominant center who is the key ingredient on any winning club.
Larry Bird is on record with this—the player he most hates to see guarding him is Mike Bantom.
Dissecting greatness: Arguing for and against three NBA icons.
How would you like to guard Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for two straight basketball games, mano a mano, no one in between? How tired would you be?
Dennis Johnson has matured through the seasons. His emotions now do not erupt at coaches, they are channeled into his superlative all-around game.
Physically, no one his age has been as impressive since Darryl Dawkins.
Much has gone into the making of Cedric Maxwell, the very efficient power forward for the Celtics who emerged as one of the NBA’s superstars with his brilliance in the playoffs.
This is Kevin McHale, who will turn 31 years old early in the 1988-89 National Basketball Association season, talking about his future.
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.