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#RememberWhensdays, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, Wilt Chamberlain -

Bill Sharman was prepared for the day the Los Angeles Lakers’ run ended. The Lakers coach wrote a speech on a dog-eared piece of paper that remained in his coat pocket with each victory. The Milwaukee Bucks finally put a stop to Los Angeles’ 33-game winning streak on Jan. 9, 1972, and forced Sharman to […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Bill Russell, Boston Celtics, NBA, Neil Johnston, Philadelphia Warriors, Wilt Chamberlain -

Bill Russell is a savage. We’re talking more savage than Michael Jackson in “Remember the Time,” hee-heeing, dancing and blatantly stealing the pharaoh’s wife right in front of him. When the Boston Celtics big man set the record for the most rebounds in a game with 49 on Nov. 16, 1957, he did so playing […]

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J.J. Watt, Jerry Jones, MLB, NFL, What Had Happened Was, Wilt Chamberlain -

Game. Blouses. The New York Yankees advanced to the American League Championship Series with a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the AL Division Series on Wednesday. After dropping the first two games of the ALDS, New York won three straight to get back to the ALCS for the first time […]

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50 Greatest, Commentary, Jim Brown, Jim Thorpe, Locker Room Talk, Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Wilt Chamberlain -

In more than four decades of writing about sports, I have found that the most consistently debated topic is what constitutes greatness. The Undefeated has been exploring the subject over the past few weeks as it unveils the results of a public poll of the 50 greatest black athletes of all time and will reveal […]

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Basketball, Bill Russell, Earl Lloyd, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, NBA, Russell Westbrook, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain -

Guess the NBA legend Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Who should replace Jerry West on a new NBA logo? The choice is yours By Aaron Dodson For nearly 50 years, Jerry West has been immortalized. That’s because his likeness is the basis for the silhouette on the NBA logo, which longtime brand identity consultant […]

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Kobe Bryant, NBA, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Warriors, Wilt Chamberlain -

During a season in which Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain was averaging 50.4 points per game, on March 2, 1962, he set an NBA scoring record that has only ever been sniffed at by exactly one other person, and he’s retired. Exactly 55 years ago, “Wilt the Stilt” set the NBA’s single-game scoring record, dropping […]

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Basketball, Delgreco Wilson, Maurice Howard, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Black Basketball Hall of Fame, Ray "Chink" Scott, Wilt Chamberlain -

As far as Delgreco Wilson, Ray Scott and Maurice Howard are concerned, the creation of the Philadelphia Black Basketball Hall of Fame is a concept that has become reality. The recent induction of its inaugural class featured 18 former Philadelphia basketball players, coaches and a veteran sports writer. The brainchild of Wilson, managing director of […]

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Commentary, Kevin Durant, Wilt Chamberlain -

In 1991, long before Michael Jordan’s tear-stained face became an all-purpose sight gag, the NBA’s greatest player sat cradling the NBA Finals MVP trophy. He and his Chicago Bulls had just beaten the Los Angeles Lakers to win his first NBA championship. A burden had been wept away. Swoosh. The words “can’t win the big […]

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Foxy Brown, Hollywood, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pam Grier, Wilt Chamberlain -

The “lede” of an article is supposed to pull you in. It’s supposed to make you, the reader, stop everything else and continue reading. If you pull off the lede in just the right way, your story will be legendary. Here’s mine: Pam Grier is fine as hell. Known in the 1970s as The Queen […]

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Al Attles, Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, NBA, Wilt Chamberlain -

As time wound down on Klay Thompson’s career-high 60-point game on Monday night, Golden State Warriors legend and community ambassador Al Attles offered respect from his seat above section 102, saying the feat was much harder than it looked. Scoring 60 points, however, was actually easy for one NBA star whom the now 80-year-old Attles […]

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Athlete Activism, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Richard Nixon, Wilt Chamberlain -

Seeing Martin Luther King Jr. in a casket on April 9, 1968 — this changed Wilt Chamberlain. Five days earlier, the civil rights leader had been assassinated — King was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He’d been set to lead a march and citywide work stoppage in conjunction with […]

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Al Attles, Golden State Warriors, NBA, Wilt Chamberlain -

Sitting quietly on press row during all of the Golden State Warriors’ home games is Al Attles, the longest tenured employee of any NBA team with 56 seasons with the franchise. Attles, 79, joined the Philadelphia Warriors as a fifth-round pick out of North Carolina A&T in 1960 and has been affiliated with the franchise […]

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bernard king, david thompson, Dominique Wilkins, george gervin, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, List, michael jordan, NBA, Sports, wilt chamberlain -

It takes a pure scorer to appreciate a pure scorer. Over my career, I rang […]

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