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THESE DAYS the toughest decision for most NBA players contemplating life after basketball is which Caribbean island to pick for that vacation villa. Such wasn't the case in the 1950s and '60s, when players such as...
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Magic Johnson, who was an .848 career free throw shooter, watched the ball—not the rim, as so many players do—while his foul shots were in the air.... Hal Greer (.801) shot his free throws as if they were 15-foot...
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June 29, 1964
•Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks' all-pro forward, after a successful U.S. basketball tour of Europe: "Those people thought there was no difference between amateurs and professionals. Now they know."
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