The first thing Cunningham has to say about his role as the 76ers’ man on the spot is that he wishes they had never gotten on the spot in the first place.
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Willie Burton: Finding Willie, 1995
The problem was, everything was not right in Willie Burton’s life during the four seasons he spent in Miami.
Ollie Johnson: For Ollie Does, 1975
When it comes to playing, Ollie can be easily overlooked by the fans. But he never has been overlooked by those who know the game.
Roy Rubin: Soul Sacrifice, 1977
Rubin said he had heard rumors that his job was in jeopardy, but what man with a record of 4-47 would not hear rumors?
Half Dollar Bill Melchionni, 1971
There is nothing fancy about Melchionni’s game. He leaves showtime ballhandling to those who must resort to it in order to build up their game, and Billy’s game is as pure as Dionne Warwick’s vocal range.
Chet Walker: The Jet Prepares for a Final Landing, 1975
“As long as I stay healthy, I could play a bit longer.,” he stated. “But there comes a time in a professional basketball player’s life to quit.”
No One Laughs at Charles Barkley Anymore, 1987
Barkley is the kind of player who leaves fans, as well as his peers, with their mouths agape with his passionate, unbridled renditions on the basketball court.
￼Moses Malone: The Indestructible Sixer, 1984
Moses Malone was the hard hat—6-foot-11, 255 pounds of steel-driving man. He showed up in overalls every night. And when everybody else was wobbly with fatigue, he was the guy still pounding rivets, drenched in sweat, a fierce scowl on his face.
￼The Legacy of Dr. J, 1986
This season, Erving’s 16th as a pro, was to have been the closing of the circle that is basketball.
￼Shawn Bradley: Philly’s Big Gamble, 1993
“Sometimes I think, ‘Man, I’m really jumping in deep,’” said Bradley.