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RIP Sweet Lou Hudson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Why this man is not in the Hall of Fame is a mystery. RIP
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2014/04/11/former-hawks-all-star-lou-hudson-dies-at-69/7594841/
     
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. That is quite surprising, to me, that he's not already in.

    I think prime-period Ray Allen would be a fairly comparable modern player.
     
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I'll go with you on that.
     
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    This is one of those that hits home for me.

    Having grown up in the Atlanta area in the late '60s through the '70s, Lou was among my first group of sports heroes. He was the heart and soul of that team for a long time.
     
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I had his 1969-70 basketball card (I was 9 at the time) and always thought of that as the perfect form for shooting.

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  6. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    I think the Hawks lack of success is the reason.

    I started following sports when I was nine and reading the Greensboro, North Carolina newspapers during Hudson's rookie year. Hudson was from Greensboro and the newspaper followed him.

    The last sentence makes me feel very old.
     
  7. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    Pat Reusse:

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/254911111.html
     
  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Lou Hudson was one of the first NBA players I remember. Playing against the Cincinnati Royals and the Big O.

    RIP.
     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Has there ever been an athlete whose first name was Lou that didn't go by "Sweet Lou?"

    Even Lou Piniella, who was/is a freakin' asshole, has not one, but two books about him entitled "Sweet Lou."

    http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Lou-Piniella-Life-Baseball/dp/1600782019

    http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Lou-Piniella/dp/5551466965

    Anyway, RIP.
     
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    "Sweet" Lou Gehrig?
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Sweet Lou The Toe Groza??

    Sweet Lou Alcindor ?
     
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Spelled different, but I don't think Lew Alcindor ever went by "Sweet Lew."

    And I see Boom just beat me to it (although he mis-spelled "Lew.")
     
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