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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

Buddy And Smoky

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  1. 13,909.

    Russell v. Chamberlain, Orr & Esposito.

    Wonderful.

    And the circus.

    And Northeastern held its graduations there.

    E66

  2. I read a book by Russell when I was about thirteen on the art of rebounding and blocking shots. Russell told the story of the shock on Chamberlains face when he blocked his first shot taken in the NBA, his patented fade away jumper which up until that point no one had even attempted to reject due to Chamberlains height and the fact that he was fading away from the basket as he shot it. The point of blocking a shot according to Russell was to gain posession, so he would rarely hammer it into the stands as todays players seem so fond of doing. He would instead get just enough of the ball to drop it gently into his hands and then get the ball into Cousy's hands upcourt with one of his unmatched outlet passes. A real master of his trade. Not flashy, winning and doing the little things to make it possible were all that mattered.

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