What is your personal biggest “what if” in NBA history?

too many to name here… my biggest personal ones involve the ABA. what if the ABA didn’t exist and all ABA players and blackballed players played in the NBA? Thus you would have guys like Connie Hawkins playing in his prime in the NBA Hawkins only had a short 3 year prime in the NBA… Continue reading What is your personal biggest “what if” in NBA history?

Can a person who’s never played basketball be a good basketball coach?

Doubtful. What is clear is that every good basketball coach played basketball at some level. They did not have to be good basketball players themselves, however. Red Auerbach – played basketball at the high school level John Kundla – played basketball at the high school level Red Holzman – played for the Rochester Royals Jerry… Continue reading Can a person who’s never played basketball be a good basketball coach?

Who are your top 10 NBA players pre and post ABA merger (which many consider start of the modern NBA)?

pre-ABA merger (pre 1976): Wilt Chamberlain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bill Russell Jerry West Oscar Robertson Elgin Baylor John Havlicek Bob Pettit Bob Cousy Rick Barry post-ABA merger (post 1976): Michael Jordan Lebron James Magic Johnson Larry Bird Tim Duncan Kobe Bryant Shaquille O’Neal Hakeem Olajuwon Moses Malone Karl Malone Note: No Dr J, because his career… Continue reading Who are your top 10 NBA players pre and post ABA merger (which many consider start of the modern NBA)?