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|Feb-26-15|| ||Jim Bartle: All right, all right. Here's Oscar Gamble: https://www.google.com/search?q=osc...|
|Feb-26-15|| ||WannaBe: Bring back the 'Fro!! Baby!!|
|Feb-26-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: <He won a million dollars via the lottery though.
Manute Bol's wife won the lottery, too.... twice !!
|Feb-26-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: The greatest NCAA game in tournament history was on (by my alma mater) before the shot clock era on April 3, 1983.|
Think Dereck Whittenburg.
|Feb-26-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: <Jim Bartle>
John Thompson told Ewing to goal tend those opening shots. There's several interviews where he acknowledges that still posted on youtube.
|Feb-26-15|| ||plang: Cavaliers did a good job defending Curry and Thompson - Curry got off to a great start in the 1st quarter but was completely ineffective after that.|
I have heard several MVP discussions recently saying that James won't be considered this year because voters want someone new but I bet tomorrow some people will start reconsidering (I know it is only one game but it was a high profile national TV game)
|Feb-26-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: Golden State is relying too much on the 3. Those stop falling in the playoffs at some point.|
Last year San Antonio was only 16th in the league in 3 pointers attempted at around 20. Golden State is taking 27 per game.
|Feb-26-15|| ||Jim Bartle: <bobsterman> There's an excellent 30 for 30 on a reunion of that NC State team.|
|Feb-26-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: <Jim Bartle> After Dean Smith's recent death it was Patrick Ewing that came out and said that Dean advised him to attend Georgetown if he decided that UNC wasn't the best fit for him:|
Pretty cool story.
|Feb-26-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Ewing at North Carolina? That just doesn't compute.
Then again, Jordan, Ewing and Worthy on the same college team.
|Feb-26-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: <Jim Bartle> Yes, Ewing at UNC would have been unbelievable but I don't think that Ewing (a Jamaican native via NYC) wanted Southern life although he did participate in Dean Smith's recruitment process all the way up until the end.|
And it was actually scouts from NC State that first "discovered" Akeem Olajuwon in Africa, but NC State didn't have a scholarship and couldn't continue recruiting him. After that, many people have probably heard the story that Houston regarded Olajuwon so lightly that they didn't even send anyone to the airport to pick him up when he first arrived from Nigeria.
|Feb-27-15|| ||perfidious: <Bobsterman> Met Bol once, while playing poker in Connecticut.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||HeMateMe: I remember watching the Georgetown-Villanova final. I thought sure the game would be 40-20 at the half, and I could turn it off. But, the close score made you keep watching...Somehow the unthinkable happened.|
The famous game that the Hoyas lost to 'Nova had other repercussions. Their center was this skinny, 6-10 guy, can't remember his name. He became an overnight celebrity after Villanova became national champs.
There was some sort of basketball combine a month or so later and this guy refused to play (on the advice of his agent, no doubt). He wanted the lingering memory of him playing well against Ewing to stay in the minds of scouts and GMs, and didn't want a bad showing before the draft. I guess it worked. He was a top ten pick, maybe top five. He got paid but never became a star in the NBA. I think SA took him, not sure.
|Feb-27-15|| ||OhioChessFan: <chancho: Do you guys remember that balding intimidator Michael Graham?>|
Graham Cracker, he could crack heads with the best of them. Just not tall enough to play in the NBA, one of those guys with much talent and jussssst tall enough in college, but no position in the pros.
|Feb-27-15|| ||OhioChessFan: Off the top of my head, <HMM> Ed Pinckney?|
|Feb-27-15|| ||OhioChessFan: Cheated and googled it. I presume that is who you meant:|
<A 6'9" forward, Pinckney led Villanova University to the NCAA title over the heavily favored Georgetown Hoyas in 1985. He was the recipient of the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player after registering 16 points and 6 rebounds in the 66-64 victory...Selected 10th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1985 NBA Draft>
|Feb-27-15|| ||plang: <Bobsterman3000: Golden State is relying too much on the 3. Those stop falling in the playoffs at some point.>|
Interesting that last night Curry and Thompson shot 4 for 16 in 2 point shots (each was 2 for 8) and 6 for 15 with 3 point shots (40% which is good)
|Feb-27-15|| ||HeMateMe: thanks, OCF. Yep, it was Pink. Undersized center, but played well against Ewing. He got some NBA money, stayed in the league for a few years. Hey, one NBA contract could last you a lifetime, if you were responsible with money.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||WannaBe: Earl Lloyd have past away. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_L...|
|Feb-27-15|| ||HeMateMe: Bob Knights chat line, 1980s:
|Feb-27-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: Ed Pinckney was known as "Easy Ed" because of his extremely quiet demeanor.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: Ed Pinckney played for the Celtics for quite a while, IIRC.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||Bobsterman3000: <Plang> Yes, I saw the game last night. Cleveland looks a lot tougher on the defensive end with Mozgov in there.|
He's not necessarily an elite center and he won't be mistaken for Marc Gasol anytime soon, but I do think that Cleveland is much more physical now and I think that bothered Golden State a little. The Warriors looked a bit out of rhythm, but of course it was a road game for them, too.
|Feb-27-15|| ||HeMateMe: Oh, just reading the wiki entry. Pink did have a long career, 12 years, albeit on the bench. still, NBA is NBA.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Villanova point guard Gary McLain later admitted he played the game high on cocaine.|
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