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RIP Zelmo Beaty

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP to an outstanding player.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The Atlanta Hawks had a real solid starting lineup
    with Beaty, Lou Hudson, Bill Bridges and Jumpin Joe Caldwell.
    Never won but gave the top teams trouble.
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I agree.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Racking my brain trying to remember their 5th player - Walt Hazzard

    That's a pretty impressive starting 5.
  5. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    The name is so unique, Mr. Beaty is hard to forget. His run in St. Louis was before my time but I still have one of his Topps ABA cards. RIP.
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    NBA's best elbows. RIP.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Your memory is pretty damn good. They were good. Just not good enough to win it all.
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Wish I had the balls to give my kid the middle name of Zelmo, or some other dying handle like that.
    There are a lot of perfectly good names that are dying out, replaced by all sorts of made-up abominable combinations of vowels, syllables and random capital letters. Or worse, just crowded out by all the Zacks, Jasons, Jennifers and Allisons.

    Miss me some Zelmos. And Lavergnes. Hell, even Fred, Henry, Martha and Gertrude are hard to find these days.

    (I now feel about 30 years older than my actual age...)
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I would go with "Willis"
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Hell, we could use a "Wilton" too.
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