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In 1971 and 1972, two ABA All-Star teams comprised mostly of unheralded players nearly beat NBA All-Star teams whose rosters contained some of basketball’s m…
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Who are the unheralded players?????? Its like a HOF game.
1976 big wilt chamberlan was my state beach laker hero with chick Hearn
Paul rapp my bitchin usc dad directed go for it with big wilt for me and
Marta hersh my delmar surf girl canyonlocalfilmscom beat the Celtics
At 6’7′ Larry bird would have his way with Rick Barry .Larry would dominate
him completely Of course Larry had his way with everyone they threw at him
Fantastic to watch; I wish someone had a tape of the 4th quarter and Dr.
J’s dunk from the FT line. Wilt was an old man at this time yet he still
outplayed Gilmore, which is pretty amazing. Oscar could do pretty much
whatever he wanted to on the court, which you can see in this tape. Willie
Wise has a bad shooting night, and Rick Barry plays some great D. Love the
Archie Clark with the old school NBA crossover. Nate Archibald beasted this
There have been many comments regarding how “slow” the players looked.
First, they didn’t have anywhere near the quality of footware in 1972 as
today. Those guys, for the most part, played in Chuck Taylor Converse. They
could not cut and move like today’s players. In those days, players
dribbled straight up/down because they’d be called for palming the ball.
That call doesn’t exist now.
why is there a 3 point line
This should have been the final training camp scrimmage for the 1972 U.S.
Olympic team. C: Wilt/Kareem/Gilmore PF: DeBusschere/Issel. SF: Hawkins/Dr.
J./Barry. SG: Havlicek. PG: Oscar/Archibald.
Gold Medal Final: USA 257, USSR 46.
I remember going to a New Orleans Jazz game and had the greatest experience
a fan could ever have….I met Kevin Loughery at Pat O’Brien’s, shook his
hand and bought him a beer. I was talking to him about Bernard King (a
rookie) when Hot Rod Hunley and Rod Thorn walked in. I spent an hour
talking basketball with them and having a great time. Hot Rod asked me to
ask Rod Thorn if it was true he was the third best player to come out of
West Virginia (Jerry West and Hunley were from West Virginia). I did and
Rod Thorn pointed to Hunley and said “You put him up to that!”….Like I
said, my greatest moment as a fan.
I was there! We actually walked a mile from my house in Hempstead, NY to
see the game. Afterwards I got autographs from Connie Hawkins, Julius,
Rick Barry and others.
Wilt was 35 when this game was played and wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All
Stars!!! Who can’t see how Wilt could’ve scored 100 points in a game?
Julius Erving was the best player on the court. Clearly. Should have played
more. Wasn’t the coach for the ABA his coach for the Virginia Squires? Wilt
and Doc top 5 all time. Too many people compare league championships to
individual ability as a basketball player. With that thinking the best all
time players should be all Celtics and Lakers. Remember Elgin Baylor never
really won a championship. He retired 9 games into the 1971-72 season. The
announcers considered him the best all around player at the time. Jerry
West and the (Los Angeles) Lakers didn’t win one until Wilt got there.
Yup, remember the game on TV well.
Dr. J jumped OVER Connie Hawkins twice for dunks near the end of the 4th
Quarter to give the ABA the lead.
Everyone was in shock, were wondering if he was human.
Chamberlain goes in for Lanier, blocks The Doctor twice in a row, NBA
narrowly ekes out win.
That pass by Tiny around 1:13:40 or so was too cold!
The ABA had the 3 pt line, NBA didn’t. For this game, it was agreed for use
by the teams. Oscar Robertson wasn’t the same player after 1965. He was
involved in legal issues against the NBA. He was constantly going to court.
The NBA tried to harass him for It and it drove him to alcohol. The players
today benefit from his legal actions for better salaries, market choice,
playing conditions, and legal protection.
Doc is the greatest all-around player who ever lived!! I’ll never forget
The Dr. jumped over “The Big O” …. and Jammed it. As far as leaping over
“The Hawk” He elevated higher than for sure. Hawkins after prison and later
in his career….much of Connie’s legs were shot by then. He played more
basketball on concrete than many of the other players combined. Just as an
FYI and to set the historical record straight Oscar was almost 6’6 and
played a very deliberate style always totally under control. Sure some of
the speedier guards 6′ players and such were quicker than The Big O.
However his defensive instincts were fantastic. There is a world of
ignorance displayed in the comments. The biggest mouths out there Most out
there never saw these guys in their prime. I did.
I was 12 and wondered why ‘J’ wasn’t in the game more and why my man Roger
Brown wouldn’t shoot more.
where was billy cunningham for this one? He was an all-star no doubt this
season..also all nba 2nd team
Hot rod hundley is a fucking drunk. I would often see him stumbling around
bars in Salt Lake City. What a slob
Great stuff! Could you imagine if Kareem played and they played him with
Wilt at the same time? That would’ve been the greatest twin towers combo
Wow…..All my idols as a youth. Gilmore vs. Chamberlin…Doesn’t get any
better than this. Dr.J was my all time favorite.
Oscar was SLOW, SLOW, SLOW.
that granny style free-throw shooting tho. 22:30
Id like to join, hit me up, Xbox gamer Tucker6900
Man there's a lot of fliping! It also has a 4-wide finish! 1. #22 2. #29 3.
yes world wide west did past you below the yellow line
Yeah I saw Revan's vid and wes passed you below the yellow line
I'm so mad I lagged out with 6 laps of regulation time to go. God Dangit!
@MICHAEL24AZ We would add more people but the problem is, usually atleast
4:41 Tony Stewart poppin' a wheelie :P
@MICHAEL24AZ yea i know what you mean this game was a bust:/ but i hope 12
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