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To all the youngsters

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  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 45,646
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    For some reason, when I was a kid I loved the Philadelphia 76ers. When they lost to the Lakers in the finals when I was 11, I remember crying like a bitch with my face buried in my pillow. I hated the Lakers.

    Then they went and signed Moses Malone, and won it all the next season over the Lakers. That was auce.

    I'd shoot baskets in front of our house for hours and hours, in all sorts of weather, pretending to be #22 Andrew Toney
    PurpleThrobberRoadDawg55huskyhooliganDoogles
  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 35,420
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    ABA Dr J was even better.



    Fishpo31
  • RoadDawg55RoadDawg55 Member Posts: 29,347
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    For some reason, when I was a kid I loved the Philadelphia 76ers. When they lost to the Lakers in the finals when I was 11, I remember crying like a bitch with my face buried in my pillow. I hated the Lakers.

    Then they went and signed Moses Malone, and won it all the next season over the Lakers. That was auce.

    I'd shoot baskets in front of our house for hours and hours, in all sorts of weather, pretending to be #22 Andrew Toney

    It’s rewarding when you follow a team for a random reason and they break thru. I liked the Dirk and Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks teams and they would always lose in the playoffs. It was very fun for me to follow them the year they beat Miami in the Finals because I had followed the journey and it had a payoff.
    DoogleshaieDerekJohnson
  • huskyhooliganhuskyhooligan Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 3,873
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    Years ago on a treadmill watching classic NBA. The 77 series against Portland. I swear in the game he had like 6 absolute posters that almost made me lose my footing on the treadmill. The fact he is still getting endorsements all these years later says something.
  • greenbloodgreenblood Member Posts: 13,537
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    He made dunking an artform. Could you imagine peak Erving in a dunk contest?

    Erving, Dominque, Jordan, and 2000 Vince Carter.

    In my opinion, this is the greatest dunk of all-time. I also laugh at how he almost punched Garnett in the face by mistake afterwards.

    RaceBannon
  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 82,353
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    He made dunking an artform. Could you imagine peak Erving in a dunk contest?

    Erving, Dominque, Jordan, and 2000 Vince Carter.

    In my opinion, this is the greatest dunk of all-time. I also laugh at how he almost punched Garnett in the face by mistake afterwards.

    There is video of the ABA dunk contest that started it all

    Doctor J and Skywalker David Thompson

    The Doctor was legend before 81 percent of fans ever saw him

    Olden times
  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 35,420
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    He made dunking an artform. Could you imagine peak Erving in a dunk contest?

    Erving, Dominque, Jordan, and 2000 Vince Carter.

    In my opinion, this is the greatest dunk of all-time. I also laugh at how he almost punched Garnett in the face by mistake afterwards.

    There is video of the ABA dunk contest that started it all

    Doctor J and Skywalker David Thompson

    The Doctor was legend before 81 percent of fans ever saw him

    Olden times
    If one was really really lucky, on occasion CBS back in the early-/mid-70's would show an ABA game.

    Dr. J was an urban myth before he set down in the NBA for the most part.


  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 45,646
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    The Sonics signed Skywalker Thompson in the mid 80s after he had been banned for cocaine use. He made his final comeback with us. Based on my memory, we started 9-0, then went down the shitter. Thompson relapsed and was out of the league.
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 45,646
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    I literally remember listening to this on my radio under the covers when I was supposed to be asleep. Bob Blackburn on the call. 1982
  • RoadDawg55RoadDawg55 Member Posts: 29,347
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    The Sonics signed Skywalker Thompson in the mid 80s after he had been banned for cocaine use. He made his final comeback with us. Based on my memory, we started 9-0, then went down the shitter. Thompson relapsed and was out of the league.

    Skywalker is a great nickname for a high flyer.
    DerekJohnson
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 45,646
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  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 82,353
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    Thompson and Burleson beat Wooden and Walton in the final four

    No one else can say that
  • HoustonHuskyHoustonHusky Member Posts: 5,573
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    Side note…wife made me watch Hustle on Netflix. Not a bad movie.
  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 35,420
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    Thompson and Burleson beat Wooden and Walton in the final four

    No one else can say that

    Saw David Thompson, Burleson, Ron Lee and a team of college all-stars take on the Russian National Team in an exhibition during the Spokane World's Fair in 1974.

    DerekJohnsonRaceBannon
  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 82,353
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    I watched the Thrilla in Manila on closed circuit at the UPS field house

    Tommy Burleson came and sat in front of me

  • BleachedAnusDawgBleachedAnusDawg Member Posts: 6,727
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    I sat next to Mike Jensen at college graduation.













    Fuck!
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