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Retro Hoops...Better than I Thought

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Watched parts of a replay of GM 6 of the Western Conference Finals from 1974-75, Golden State v. Chicago.

    Rick Barry, Keith/Jamal Wilkes, Bill Bridges, Clifford Ray v. Chet Walker, Bob Love, Norm Van Lier, Jerry Sloan, Nate Thurmond (too bad he wasn't a Warrior then).

    Barry at 6'8" was damn good. Sure he was a head-case, but the man could shoot jumpers going left, going right, turnarounds and forgot what a passer.

    Game seemed just a bit slower, but the shooting was there, the passing was there, harder fouls. Jumping was there, saw Ray slam one down as vicious as anything these days.

    Side note; caught a little of a players roundtable last week on NBATV (Open Court I think) with Barkley, Webber, Steve Smith, Reggie, Kenny, Kerr and Shaq talking about Dr. J, Hakeem, etc. It was hilarious and fun.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Not to mention the psychedelic NBA on CBS theme song.
  3. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Did somebody say "psychedelic?"

  4. Watched the game 7 of the 1969 Finals.

    Really strange to see no 3-point line and even stranger to hear the clunk of the ball going through the old-fashioned non-collapsible rims.
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