Center: Dikembe Mutombo
The greatest center to ever play for the Hawks was Moses Malone, but his tenure in Atlanta was short-lived, so instead I chose to pick Dikembe Mutombo. The four-time defensive player of the year is most known by younger audiences for his role in the GEICO commericals, but was also a force on the basketball court during his time in the NBA being...
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Julius “Dr. J” Erving finished his playing days comfortably among the greatest players in professional basketball history after spending five years in the ABA, followed by eleven in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Erving was named ABA MVP three times and received the honor once as a member of the NBA. He was a 16-time All-Star (5 ABA...
Examining Malone’s career and how he stacks up against other preps-to-pros like Kobe Bryant.
Fo. Fo. Fo. I turn 30 years old in precisely 51 days. I can’t speak for anyone else who has surpassed the 30-year milestone, but I’m hear to tell you that you do a ton of reflecting about your past living as you begin to inch up on the magical 30-piece. Is this the life [...]The post 30 Years Ago, Moses Malone Made A Bolder Declaration Than Anything LeBron James Could Imagine...
A championship, an Olympic gold medal and his own brand of heroin? 2012 has been quite the year for The King.
From 1967 to 1976 there was another league other than the NBA, it was filled drama, theatrics, and talent. It was the American Basketball Association, the ABA. The ABA featured some of the most brilliant minds in basketball such as Julius “Dr.J” Erving, George Gervin, Dan Issel, George McGinnis, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, and [...]
It’s the greatest internet fantasy geek tournament ever created, and it starts now. Plus it’s a hell of a way to pass the off season rumor mill and FA period by.
That’s right we have brought to The Sports Headquarters for the first time the All Time NBA Mock Draft.
The basis of the competition is simple, we took every NBA player that has ever laced them up and made them...
The actual realization of Moses Malone’s 1983 playoffs prediction for his dominant Sixers team (who managed just a Fo’, Fi’, Fo’)? The addition of an extra Fo’? It would be the greatest run in NBA Playoffs history. It would give small-time, dusty old San Antonio (quietly the second-highest scoring team in the league) and boring, staid Timothy Theodore Duncan something they...
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Longevity – 2
Even though he’s damn near an icon in the city, he only played for the Sixers for 5 seasons. 4 during his prime, and 1 return engagement on his way out.
Peak – 5
The best player in the league in 1982-83, his first with the team, and darn near the best for his other...