Re: Legends to be remembered: Greatest players that never played in the NBA
Originally Posted by Psileas
Pee Wee Kirkland
William "Pop" Gates
(+probably a few young stars who never got to play in the old NBA because they were black).
Once again Psil is swishing his posts, great names. I will be posting some others when my mind clears up, names that only a handful will know, players from the parks of NYC and of the Rutger's Tournament who due to drugs, crimes or other factors never had their chance to shine in the NBA
By the by and by, Meadowlark and Curly will forever be looked at as clowns for their roles in the Harlem Globetrotters but they were fundamentally sound and skilled players, you have to in order to do what they did. Don't forget both Wilt and Hawk were Trotters. Several times in the 40s the Globetrotters played exhibition barnstorming games against the best pro all stars-all white of course and whupped them badly. similar to the "Negro" baseball teams whupping the major leagues all-stars. Satchell Paige struck out Ruth and Gehrig every time he faced them as well as other white stand outs of the era