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August 14, 1959: Birth of LA LAKERS Great Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Yesterday August 14, 2016 was NBA LA Lakers Super Star Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s 57th Birthday. As his birthday came and went, I was thinking back to the time I was lucky enough to see the 1988 NBA Finals; LA Lakers versus the Detroit Pistons. 1,424 more words

{Book Attraction} "Bad News" : The Turbulent Life of Marvin Barnes, Pro Basketball?s Original Renegade by:Mike Carey, Bob Costas

Marvin “Bad News” Barnes was considered a future Hall of Fame basketball player before he even graduated from college. A standout at Providence College, where he averaged 20.7 points and 17.9 rebounds per game, he was an All-American with the world at his fingertips. 262 more words

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Monday Morning Answers - Week 35


Friday’s quiz generated a ton of basketball talk.  The Week 35 edition of Five for Friday honored Reggie Lewis, the Celtic great who wore #35.   743 more words

Julius Erving thinks Zach LaVine is among the best dunkers in NBA history

Julius Erving knows a thing or two about dunking. He’s one of the great dunkers in basketball history, but he had to be impressed by the show that Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon put on during the 2016 dunk contest. 323 more words


Top 5 Small Forwards of All Time

5. Elgin Baylor

One of the more underrated players of all time, Mr. Baylor. Elgin was a scoring machine during his career for the Minneapolis and then Los Angeles Lakers. 660 more words


Doyel: Willie Gardner had so much, lost so much

He was given so much, and so much was taken away. Piece by piece the doctors came for him until the day comes when he has had enough. 1,605 more words


The NBA Was Not Better in the '80s

I just turned 36. For my generation, the 1980’s were a glorious time. We had Small Wonder and Mr. Belvedere, slap bracelets, and Skip-It. How could you not… 1,311 more words