While Williamson was just one of a number of sideshows to Julius Erving’s main act during those winning seasons, he was now looked upon by his teammates as the Nets’ leader, the one to go to in clutch situations, and Williamson has proven that he thrives under those conditions.
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The Kansas City Kerfuffle, 1976
Outside the arena, the remainder of the crowd laughed about the incident and gave one another eyewitness accounts.
￼Johnny Green: Basketball’s Talented Antique, 1972
When Johnny Green was a first-round draft choice, he received $2,000 as a bonus. Rookies now are getting more than an entire team’s payroll used to be.
￼Bill Willoughby: Playing One-on-None, 1990
Trouble with agents, trouble with coaches, trouble with people to whom he gave his trust has accompanied Willoughby throughout his basketball career like a persistent little sister.
￼Charlie Criss: Guts and Elbows Basketball, 1977
Criss became known as “The Mosquito,” and it was not a phony alliterative or geographical title invented by a P.R. man. It was a high sign to Criss that even though there were guys on the playground nobody ever heard of, many of them could hold their own with the best in the NBA.
Remembering the Cincinnati Royals, 1979
Now, there are rumors floating around that the city again is being considered for an NBA franchise, what with the shiny new Riverfront Coliseum sitting almost idle downtown. Could the NBA make it in a different age, in a different building?
Has Success Spoiled Tiny Archibald, 1975
But what about shy Tiny Archibald? By being thrust into instant celebrity, had Tiny become the egomaniacal monster that coach Bob Cousy, in his fears, had envisioned?
Archibald is called Tiny or sometimes Little Tiny, a double diminutive that aptly describes him, but it has nothing to do with his height—which has been estimated to be closer to 5-foot-10.