We are the Valley of the Suns

Remember when Connie Hawkins, Gail Goodrich, and Dick Van Arsdale led the second-year Suns to the brink of the Western Conference Finals and the near-defeat of Wilt Chamberlain and the Los Angeles Lakers? When Alvan Adams and Paul Westphal led a 42-40 upstart team to game six against Boston in the 1976 NBA Finals? That […] We are the Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - Valley...
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Warriors legend Nate Thurmond dies at age 74

Legendary Warriors center Nate Thurmond has passed away at the age of 74. Thurmond died Saturday morning in San Francisco following a brief battle with leukemia, the Warriors announced per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The Warriors announce that Nate Thurmond passed away this morning in San Francisco at the age of 74 after a short battle with leukemia. — Marc J. Spears...
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July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain headband from 1971 being sold at auction

If you have a spare $4,000-$6,000 laying around, you could be the proud new owner of a 1971 Wilt Chamberlain headband. Wilt Chamberlain's headband from 1971 is being sold in SCP Auction's sale in August. Estimate is $4,000 to $6,000 — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 27, 2016 Now, Chamberlain was nearing the end of his career in 1971, but he was...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich doesn't think shootarounds are necessary

The unorthodox methods utilized by the San Antonio Spurs and spearheaded by Gregg Popovich frequently fly in the face of NBA convention. And it’s impossible to argue with the fact the Spurs have enjoyed remarkable, long-lasting success because of the organization steadfastly deciding to go its own way. Popovich frequently and stubbornly scoffs at the traditional concepts regarding...
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March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

How high is Andre Drummond's ceiling?

Just before the season began, I anticipated that Andre Drummond’s rebounding numbers would exponentially increase in the absence of Greg Monroe. I set the over/under for his rebound per game at 16. Two weeks into the new season, and it’s obvious that I didn’t set that number high enough. Drummond, who’s still only 22 years old, is averaging 20.3 rebounds per game this season...
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatness of Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain: KU’s G.O.A.T Wilt Chamberlain is one of the NBA’s most iconic figures. His legacy continues to live on as many NBA historians and athletes recall the dominance of Chamberlain’s career. Whenever discussions come... The post The Greatness of Wilt Chamberlain appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The ghost of Wilt Chamberlain still exists

Philadelphia Daily News copy editor Mark Perner still gets a kick out of the 76ers final regular-season game in 1968. The 61-20 Sixers played a rather meaningless game versus the Baltimore Bullets. On a squad with names like Wali Jones, Billy Cunningham and Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain held rank as the team’s most important lifeline and arguably the league’s most recognizable...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett’s 19-point game gets the Wilt Chamberlain treatment

Anthony Bennett was a reach as a No. 1 overall pick and is looking like he may go down as one of the worst No. 1 picks of all time. But at least he’s shown some signs of positive life for the Cavs in the last few games. On Tuesday, Bennett scored a career-high 19 […]
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant dwarf Arnold Schwarzenegger

A photo of Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant dwarfing Arnold Schwarzenegger while filming a Conan movie.
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NBA, Cincinnati player Connie Dierking dies

Connie Dierking, a longtime NBA player who was part of the trade that brought Wilt Chamberlain to Philadelphia, has died. He was 77. His death was announced Monday by Cincinnati's WKRC-TV, where daughter Cammy Dierking is a news anchor. It was confirmed by the University of Cincinnati, where he starred in the 1950s. WKRC reported that Dierking fell in November. No other details...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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