Vince Boryla can't go to his left very well anymore. Or even to his right.
He doesn't crash the boards or set picks like back when he earned the nickname "Moose." But if anybody wants to challenge him, nothing has changed from six decades ago.
"I just think it's mind-boggling that the thought would come to anybody's mind that Olympic players should be paid," Boryla said by phone from his Denver home. "That's the way I look at it, and if anybody wants to speak up against it with me, I'll be very happy to challenge him at any time."
Boryla, 85, still can get ornery. He was responding to a question about Boston guard Ray Allen and Miami guard Dwyane Wade, a pair of gold medalists, having said NBA players should be compensated for playing in the Olympics.
Boryla knows a bit about Olympic basketball. When amateurs competed, he won a gold medal for Team USA at the 1948 Games in London.
The 6-foot-5 forward went on to play in the NBA with New York from 1949-54, appearing in the first ...