On the Chicago roster, Theus is listed as a guard, something of a misnomer. Actually, he’s an entertainer.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Busting Out the Goggles, 1974
Kareem got off the bench, and the boos began. He was booed every time he put an elbow near Gianelli’s throat in the pivot, did anything the fans didn’t like, and when he entered and left the game
Jon McGlocklin: Straight, No Chaser, 1975
Jon McGlocklin is probably right about one thing—he may never get the recognition due him for his versatility as a basketball player.
￼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.
￼Bob Love: The Bodacious Butterbean, 1972
Through it all, Bob Love, the “defensive” forward, remained with Chicago, which was fine with Butterbean. He just wanted to play, knowing that if he ever got the green light, he’d be a star.
￼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.
￼Bob Cousy: Little Mr. Basketball, 1961
Few men have the magnetic ability and personality to lift an audience to heights of great emotion and to bring vitality and excitement into the lives of the onlookers. Bob Cousy is one of those men.
￼Bucks Steal a Star in Unknown Curtis Perry, 1972
Some fellows sit on the bench for years, and people think they’re not good basketball players. All they need is a break.
￼Hal Greer: What Wilt Means to the 76ers, 1966
Despite Wilt’s great contributions to the 76ers as a player, his helping the club and the players to belong to the city has to be the most-important boost he gave us.
￼In NBA Rookie Race, It’s Lew 145 Votes to One, 1970
Opposing centers who tried vainly to stop Alcindor find it hard to believe how he could improve any further on his hook shots.