Elvin Hayes has already got half a million. Alcindor can get that on one foot.
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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.
￼Joe Lapchick: Down Memory Lane, 1969
There is no bitterness in the man because he played in a time when the game was not appreciated, and the rewards were relatively few.
￼Connie Hawkins: No Harm, No Foul, 1970
One thing Connie Hawkins will do for Phoenix is solidify the franchise overnight. No team can exist for long in the NBA today without a superstar, and Connie Hawkins fills the gap at Phoenix.
￼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.
￼Red Auerbach: The New York Knicks are Overrated, 1971
No one can tell Auerbach what it takes to win a championship, nor can anyone tell him what it is like to remain a champion.
Was Jerry West Robbed of the MVP? 1970
West sighed wistfully. “All season, other players said things about me which I read in the newspapers or heard on radio and TV which I couldn’t believe. They were so complimentary as to build up my ego enormously.”
￼The Book on NBA Players, 1970
There it is. A scouting report on the NBA entering the 1969-70 season.
Big Lew—Already Great, 1971
Fast or slow, the game is usually Alcindor’s. He leads the NBA in scoring with 31-plus points a game, he ranks one-two in shooting accuracy, and he is among the leaders in rebounding. There really isn’t anything he can’t do.