Westbrook has since become a five-time All-Star, and this past year became the first player to win back-to-back All-Star MVP awards since Bob Pettit in 1958 and 1959. Meanwhile, Steven Adams was named to the two consecutive BBVA Rising Stars teams ...
How and why basketball does not respect its past nearly enough
The other players on the silver anniversary team of 1970 were George Mikan, Bill Russell, Bob Pettit, Sam Jones, Bill Sharman, Dolph Schayes, Paul Arizin, sharpshooter Max Zaslofsky and Bob Cousy. Only Max of that group did not make the 50 Greatest list.
The Greatest Celtic championship rivalries
The next year in 1958, Pettit and company got their revenge as they won the first and only championship in Hawk history. In game six at St. Louis, Pettit (aka Big Blue) scored 19 of the last 21 Hawk points in a 110-109 victory as the hosts won 4-2 with ...
ESPN Writer Calls Entire Sport of Baseball Racist
Basketball's blackness in 2016 is so starkly in contrast to its postwar roots, where giants of the game like George Mikan, Bob Pettit and Dolph Schayes shared its face along with Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson. These men of ...