I’m basically a low-key person. I don’t think I do anything exceptional or out of the ordinary, except maybe play basketball.
Cartwright is the nucleus around whom the Knicks are being rebuilt, the dominant center who is the key ingredient on any winning club.
Unlike Riley’s Hollywood, show-business Lakers, the Knicks are just plain business, more closely resembling the stock exchange and Wall Street.
Just as he did as a player, Reed threw himself wholeheartedly into the job.
Basketball may be the No. 1 sport in New York, but the Knicks no longer will be kings of the NBA.
If you had to describe in one sentence the way DeBusschere plays, it would be this: He plays like a man trying to bring on a coronary.
It isn’t easy to strip away the superlatives, to assess Bill Bradley calmly, to look at both the veteran pro and the rookie pol.
Despite the inexorable march of progress, some places in the league are still tougher to play in than others.
McAdoo is dangerous near the basket, but he also gets a lot of points on 15 and 20-foot jump shots, which he unleashes with a noticeable snap of the wrist, rather than a pushing maneuver.
The boys spotted Frazier, and their façade faded. They were kids again, full of excitement. “Hey, man, isn’t that Clyde?” one said.