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RIP Randy Smith

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I didn't see this on the board and it shouldn't be ignored. Randy Smith could hoop and had perhaps the best Afro in the league.
  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Not a single mention in that story that he was also a fantastic soccer player. I believe a first-round pick in the NASL.

    Here's the Buffalo paper's story.

  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    One of the mosty entertaining players of his generation and one guy who used to drive the Knicks and Clyde Frazier crazy.

    60 is waaaaay to young.
  4. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    Well, darn. I used to wear No. 9 in college intramurals because he was my favorite player.
  5. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I wore it for soccer in honor of Hugo Sanchez.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    fixed for accuracy
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He was truly a man among boys in the SUNYAC.

    Most thought the Braves drafting him was a throwaway pick to appease the locals (Mike Macaluso from Canisius, there was a real throwaway pick). But Smith was the real deal. No way he'd sink that low today, they way scouting has improved.
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Randy Smith, Ernie D., McAdoo ... that was a talented bunch playing for the Buffalo Braves back around 1979.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Back a bit further -- 1973 . The Braves were out of Bullfalo at end of 77-78 season.

    They were fun to watch with Ernie D until he tore up his knee. He never regained his quickness. Smith could fly and was perfect compliment to Ernie on the fast break. Also remeber another solid player by name of Bob Kaufman.

    RIP Randy Smith
  10. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    I had no idea that this man worked in the same building as me.

    I wish I had known. :(
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Braves could embarrass any team on any given night. Baseline to baseline, Smith might have been the fastest in the NBA during that era. I'd give a close second to Tiny Archibald.
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