Dishing Dave Dazzles Defenses
Dave Bing was an unassuming player. He did not believe that his ability to play was of the caliber of other high profile players selected by high profile schools although he was recruited by those schools. His talent was recognized by the coaching staffs, and they were disappointed when he chose to attend Syracuse, a lower profile school. He reasoned that he would be able to make a name for himself there. He worked hard to overcome adversity and honed marketable skills to detract from his deficiencies. (more…)
Boston’s Best Bet | Larry Bird
In 1978, Larry Bird was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the first round. The Celtics Organization gambled on the youngster from French Lick. He was the sixth overall draft pick. Larry was drafted as a college student, attending Indiana State University. Despite being drafted into a professional basketball career opportunity, Larry went on to complete his senior year and continued to play basketball at the college level. The Celtics retained the right for him to join the team the following year. After being awarded several national collegiate basketball awards, Larry Bird relocated to Boston in 1979. (more…)
Hershey | Historic Home of the Hundred
Hershey, Pennsylvania was the home of an unparalleled contest between the Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knicks. On March 2, 1962, the Warriors and Knicks arrived ready to play. Less than 5,000 fans were in attendance to watch the un-televised game. Things began heating up during the shoot around. The 7’1” Wilt Chamberlain could not miss. Once the game began, it quickly became dictated by one fact: Wilt Chamberlain did not miss very often. (more…)
DeBusschere Ditched Detroit to Win
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Dave DeBusschere was born to play sports. He was a two-sport standout on the college level in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Wooed by college coaches across the nation, Dave’s abilities were on the radar from a young age. His decision to study in his hometown carried over into his professional play as well. The Detroit Pistons became his first employer in the National Basketball Association. DeBusschere’s performance during his first year was noteworthy, but it did not eclipse the season’s dominant performance by Rookie of the Year Terry Dischinger of the Chicago Zephyrs. DeBusschere’s 6’6” height enabled him to play with a powerful presence in the paint. Most of his (more…)
Walter Bellamy | Athletic Sensation
Walter Bellamy was a 6’11” athletic sensation. The ultimate highlight and recognition of Walt Bellamy’s professional basketball career came before he ever set foot on an NBA basketball court. Walt Bellamy was a member of the United States Olympic team that participated in the Olympic Games in 1960. Bellamy was the starting center for the undefeated team and he was awarded the gold medal for his efforts. (more…)
Consistent and Persistent Warrior | Patrick Ewing
In 1985, the New York Knicks selected a player from Georgetown University as their first pick in the first round. Positioning Patrick Ewing at center was a great investment for the Knicks Organization. Ewing injured his knee and sat out 32 games during his rookie year, but even with this setback, he logged 1,771 minutes of playing time during his first season and earned Rookie of the Year honors. This was a feat by no other rookie on the Knicks team since the 1964-65 season, when Willis Reed was named Rookie of the Year. Recovering nicely, Ewing’s total minutes played each season for the Knicks skyrocketed as his career continued. At the end of his fifth season, he had been on the court 3,127 minutes during the season playing a vital role in the outcome of each game that year. (more…)
Paul O’Neill and Why The Yankees Should Retire his Number.
The Yankees have 15 numbers retired (the number 8 was retired twice for Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey), the most by any team in Major League Baseball. Add to the fact that Derek Jeter’s number 2 and Joe Torre’s number 6 most likely will be retired one day and you will never see another Yankee wear a single digit jersey again. There are a few Yankees who can make a case for having their number retired and Paul O’Neill is one of them. (more…)
College Fantasy Sports Revolution
Just when you might have thought fantasy sports reached a point of more than saturation, a new frontier is upon us. With a huge selection of teams in each of the major college sports, fantasy competitors is rising to a whole new level with the inclusion of college football and college basketball. This truly is no surprise offered the recognition of these college sports and also the recognition of fantasy contests in general. It’s development has also been aided by the demand created by every day fantasy sports websites where 1 can compete for cash. Fantasy sports contests for cash prizes are legal in most US States and on a federal level. At a Federal level fantasy sports is defined and exempted by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) because it’s regarded as a game of ability as opposed to chance. (more…)
History of the NY Mets
The NY Mets have had some great victories along with devastating losses, but have withstood it all to still be a phenomenal baseball team. From their modest beginning in 1962, they have struggled through a few losing streaks, but then came back to win the world series in both 1969 and 1986.
Derek Jeter and Steroids
What if Derek Jeter got caught using Steroids?