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.
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The Original Celtics (Part 2), 1949
Hackneyed, even corny as it may sound, with the Celtics the game was the thing
￼The Original Celtics (Part I), 1949
If the Celtics had a great tradition, they also had a bizarre one.
￼Dutch Dehnert: The Pivot Play, 1946
Probably the greatest guard who ever lived, from 1917 to 1936, Dehnert was the biggest name in pro basketball
￼New York Rens: How Sweet It Is, 1925
As the final seconds ticked down on the game, Harlem rose as one—young and old, native and foreign born. Their Rens were about to defeat the greatest legends of the white game 37-30, and how sweet it was.
￼Basketball Is In, 1947
Twenty or 30 years ago, most sports fans regarded basketball as sissy stuff fit only for genteel young ladies in fashionable seminaries.
Bobby McDermott: Blast from the Distant Past
The temperamental side of McDermott’s personality made him a forerunner to the Billy Martins and Bobby Knights, although Buddy Jeannette, his outstanding backcourt mate with the Pistons, noted, “Compared to Mac, Bobby Knight is a saint.”