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May 16, 2017

Today my book, Tall Tales and Short Shorts: Dr. J, Pistol Pete and the Birth of the Modern NBA, is available in stores. What an exciting time!

To celebrate, I've included below the first chapter of the book, setting the stage for the crazy 1970s in the NBA!


May 8, 2017

The Indiana Pacers joined the NBA in 1976, as part of the merger agreement between the NBA and ABA. But despite having drawn over 10,000 fans per game in their inaugural NBA season, the team was remained millions of dollars in debt and appeared headed toward bankruptcy...

May 2, 2017

Television viewing boomed in the 1960s and ABC’s flagship program Wide World of Sports brought many sports into the American mainstream. Seeking to capitalize on the growing TV sports market, the NBA signed a contract with ABC in 1964 to broadcast a handful of their ga...

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April 24, 2017