“I’m not mean,” Hagan said. “I think ‘intensely competitive’ would be more accurate.
Chuck Person admits he’s not in the same class as Atlanta’s Dominique Wilkins. Person would never underestimate his own talent that way.
“He just has such a future,” said Warriors coach Al Attles. “If he stays healthy and doesn’t have any serious injuries, he’s just going to be gangbusters.”
“I had commitments to Franklin Mieuli and the Warriors,” recalls Barry, “and also to Roy Boe and the Nets. It was a difficult situation to be in.”
The National Basketball Association is better than the American Basketball Association, but it is no longer a great deal better.
What is there to say about Nate Thurmond except that he works very hard and always gets his job done.
There is no record of any NBA player ever having successfully played out his option, although the discontent among the NBA players has been a matter of public knowledge for years.
“Pro basketball isn’t supposed to be shuffleboard, but it shouldn’t be football and hockey either.”
It was that zest that separated Riordan from most players and made him the darling of Capital Centre fans.
When Wicks’ love-taps continued and grew in intensity, Barry blew up and blasted the refs. Apparently, he didn’t phrase his complaint in delicate language, because the refs offered Rick a comfortable seat on the bench for the rest of the night.