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WE'VE GOT TO SPREAD A LITTLE ANARCHY
April 19, 1971
This time the Milwaukee Bucks are going to win the championship of professional basketball: such is the contention of Lew Alcindor. He tells Jack Olsen even before the semifinal playoffs are completed that he is looking ahead to revenge against the Knicks, who beat Milwaukee four games to one last year. But with Oscar Robertson (below) alongside him, Alcindor argues that his Bucks are now the better team. Knick fans are entitled to hope he is just whistling past the graveyard
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April 19, 1971

We've Got To Spread A Little Anarchy

This time the Milwaukee Bucks are going to win the championship of professional basketball: such is the contention of Lew Alcindor. He tells Jack Olsen even before the semifinal playoffs are completed that he is looking ahead to revenge against the Knicks, who beat Milwaukee four games to one last year. But with Oscar Robertson (below) alongside him, Alcindor argues that his Bucks are now the better team. Knick fans are entitled to hope he is just whistling past the graveyard

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•You don't have a special come-from-behind gum, a gum with a little extra on it?

Yeah, Juicy Fruit. When we're behind, I just chew faster.

•All right, now we've covered all the dumb questions that other people ask you. Now I have some dumb questions of my own. Lew, what kind of shape are yon in?

Physically, I've been in good shape since the beginning of this season, knock wood. I've been very lucky.

•And mentally?

Well, let's say I've recuperated. For a while there, I wasn't in such great shape mentally, but we had a couple of days off at the end of the regular season and now I feel better. I went home to Los Angeles and fooled around for a couple of days.

•Wasn't there a week or so between the end of the season and the first playoff game?

There was, but [Coach Larry] Costello made us come back to Milwaukee for four and a half days of practice.

•He works your tails off, doesn't he?

Yeah, he's tough. But it's a job, you get paid good money, you ought to be willing to work a little. You gotta work! The only way you can do it is to develop a professional attitude.

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