From that day on, William Felton Russell made everyone an imitator.
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.
Nobody was ever sure what made Martin great. He was too small to cope with the huge stars of the game, yet he often played them to a standstill.
Pollard’s spectacular driving, jumping shots, and baffling ballhandling provide plenty of thrills around the circuit, but it is Mikan who makes off with all the records.
If you are a big, tall fellow who plays the pivot in basketball, your job is to score.
This is the saga of the $81,000 needed to refurbish the Minneapolis Armory to make it into a major league basketball playing site.
“Baylor,” says straight-talking Paul Seymour, the coach of the Syracuse Nationals, “is the best rookie I’ve ever seen.”
Thus, were born the “New” Minneapolis Lakers.