Friday, March 29, 2013
The Heat Chase the '72 Lakers
One of the neat things about the Miami Heat's winning streak, just snapped at 27 two nights ago, is that it caused some people to look back upon the team that they were chasing, the 1971-72 Lakers. It caused names such as Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, and Gail Goodrich to reappear in people's consciousness. Yes, folks, there really were good basketball players BEFORE Michael Jordan. I wonder if Mike Greenberg and Stewart Scott realize that?
It was also refreshing to know that LeBron James has a sense of basketball history. Comments from him in recent days make it apparent that HE knows there were giants who came before him. Refreshing to see that in a modern day athlete.