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RIP Sam Lacey

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by exmediahack, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Damn. "My" center passes away at 66. Natural causes.

    He had knees that, I don't think, could bend after about 1977. The same week he was traded from the Kansas City Kings, our family moved from KC. Loved watching him bang on the inside against everyone in the NBA.

    RIP #44.

  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I fondly remember those late 70s/early 80s KC Kings teams. Battled my Bucks for the Midwest Division title in 1980. RIP.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I remember when Lacey and guard Jimmy Collins took New Mexico St
    to the Final Four in 1970 and lost to UCLA.

    That was before the term Cinderella was even coined - Final Four
    was UCLA, New Mexico St, St Bonaventure, and Jacksonville ( Artis Gillmore)

  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Four really good centers in that Final Four: Gilmore, Lacey, Bob Lanier and Steve Patterson. Back when being a center actually meant back-to-the-basket, low block skills.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Almost. You may recall that Lanier hurt his knee in regional final vs 'nova
    and did not play in semi , resulting in Bonnie loss to Jacksonville.

    Lanier vs Gillmore would have been a great matchup.

    Patterson was a bit unsung on that team. Overshadowed by
    Sidney Wicks and Curtis Rowe.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    No, I don't recall because I was a bit busy with the fifth grade.
    Damn you people nitpick.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    But yet you remembered the obscure fact that Steve Patterson
    was the starting C for UCLA.

    I would say that Bob Lanier not playing in Final Four was a central
    fact and not a nitpick.
  8. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Hell, I was in the ninth grade and I didn't remember that Bob Lanier was out for the '70 Final Four. I do remember that Artis Gilmore had the awesomest afro in the history of organized sports.
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Fuck you Chris Ford. Repeatedly.
  10. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member


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  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Artis jumps back from Darnell Hillman.

  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Indeed we do.

    The two years UCLA won the NCAA tournaments between Jabbar and Walton the Bruins ran a high post offense. Patterson stayed out at the foul line while Sidney Wicks and Curtis Rowe worked down low.
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