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.
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Kenny Anderson: Eye Spy, 1995
“He’s one of the great young players in our league,” said Indiana coach Larry Brown, a former New York point guard himself. “He makes the other players better.”
David Thompson: Portrait of a Famous Unknown, 1979
I’m basically a low-key person. I don’t think I do anything exceptional or out of the ordinary, except maybe play basketball.
￼David Thompson’s Leap to Fortune, 1979
There are, in all of basketball, only two players who can play their worst of games—play like any other jump shooter from Oshkosh for 47 minutes, 57 seconds—yet leave 15,000 people awestruck with one incredible moment. There are only two: Julius Erving and David Thompson.
Maravich, Mount, Murphy: M-M-M Good in College, But What Do the Pros Think? 1970￼
In approximately 11 months, when the M boys step onto the court to make their professional debuts, we will begin to see how right or wrong the experts were.
￼Paul Silas: Shrewdness in Seattle, 1980
“In order to stay in this league for any length of time, you’ve got to be excellent at something,” Silas said. “Rebounding was my specialty, and I just worked at it.”
￼Danny Manning: The New Best Thing in L.A., 1993
“Manning is the closest thing to Earvin Johnson in this league,” said Knicks coach Pat Riley, who won four championships with Magic in L.A. “Danny has that level of skill.”
￼Another Quiet Thursday Night with the Miami Floridians, 1971
Oh, what a night it was. Virginia Squires vs. Miami Floridians
￼Billy Cunningham: Tale of Two Leagues, 1974
“It’s a different life four months a year. I get up when I want to. I don’t play basketball at all. I visit friends and stay with my family. As a professional, I live in two different worlds. I live two different lives.”