What was Jones’ requisite for trying to defend opposing supers? “Learn as much as possible about their strengths and weaknesses and master the basic fundamentals of defense.”
Tag Archives: Oscar Robertson
Charlie Scott: The Next Big O, 1972
“He makes all the big plays,” said Lou Carnesecca, the fiery coach-general manager of the Nets. “He reminds me so much of Oscar Robertson that I hate to think what he’s going to do as he gains pro experience.”
Jon McGlocklin: Straight, No Chaser, 1975
Jon McGlocklin is probably right about one thing—he may never get the recognition due him for his versatility as a basketball player.
￼The First and Final Year of Bill Bradley, 1973
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.
￼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.
￼Fred Hetzel: Class of 1965
Now, it’s Fred Hetzel’s turn to haunt the Warriors for making him expendable.
Oscar Robertson: Why the Big O’s the Perfect Pro, 1968
In professional basketball, Oscar Robertson is what they call a made-to-order player.
NBA Game of the Week: A Television First for Women with Microphones, 1974
The executives at CBS Sports regrouped and sent Jane Chastain to Portland today for the NBA Game of the Week.
￼Oscar Robertson: Why He’s the Best Ever, 1968
Says a long-time basketball expert, “If Oscar walked into your neighborhood playground for a pick-up game, he’d probably get his 30 and not much more. He’s the most consistent star ever.”
￼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.