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Wayne Embry: Pioneers, Betrayal and What the Hell Happened Here

Wayne Embry: Pioneers, Betrayal and What the Hell Happened Here

| January 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

Share All quotes come from Wayne Embry’s autobiography THE INSIDE GAME: RACE POWER AND POLITICS IN THE NBA Please don’t sue me. Bob Lanier was an imposing man: 6’11” and 260 lbs that bullied other grown men around all the time. But right now he was staring at the ground like a scolded child as [...]

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Bucks History and Retired Numbers

Bucks History and Retired Numbers

| September 11, 2009 | 7 Replies

Retiring a player’s number is a special event that is supposed to be reserved for special players in a team’s history. If a ten-year-old kid looks up at the Bucks rafters this season he’s going to see Bob Lanier’s name and number up there with Oscar Robertson and Kareem. He’s going to think Lanier played as important a role for the Bucks as The Big O and Kareem. He’s going to be wrong.

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