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RIP Caldwell Jones

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Outstanding journey man center who played with his two brothers in the NBA. RIP
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Dunked on by Bird: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNWT5wiRPDw

    Dunked on by Walton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW3RCKZubko

    Put into the popcorn machine by Bird: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2uPJHhlyaU

    Dunked on by Cummings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piLcH9opOvQ

    That all said, "CJ" was one of the studs of the ABA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEhz5Jb1MM

    Couldn't find pics of his days in Kentucky or St. Louis. Otherwise ...

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  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    This Spirits of St. Louis squad had some familiar names: http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/SSL/1976.html
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    He was one of the guys I grew up watching. Here's a nice ode to him.


  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Damn good advice. Wilt knew that Caldwell wasn't that kind of player.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Another nice tribute.

  7. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    A few years ago, a lawyer in Little Rock bought a franchise in a really smalltime basketball league. It was announced before the season that Caldwell Jones was going to be one of the assistant coaches. I was on the stat crew of that team (until the paychecks started bouncing; no surprise), and Jones was on the bench for that first game. Never saw him again.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I could rattle off all the Sixers in their heyday. RIP.

    So much for a chili dog diet for me.
  9. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member


    Anyone know when his family moved from the Arkansas Delta to Georgia? IIRC, a prison camp for Japanese-Americans during WWII was near where he was born.
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