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February 12, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: Wilt Chamberlain had 21 assists in one game, a record for a PHILADELPHIA (40-15) player and the most by anyone in the league this season. Chamberlain also scored 22 points in that game—a 131-121 win...
October 30, 1967
•Al Bianchi, coach of the Seattle Super-Sonics basketball team, describing his young NBA club: "This team is so aggressive we might foul out in warmups."
April 10, 1967
BASKETBALL—NBA: Sam Jones scored a career-high 51 points as Boston defeated New York 118-109 to take the Eastern Division semifinals three games to one. In the finals, however, PHILADELPHIA gained a quick 2-0 lead by...
September 06, 1965
•Pepper Wilson, Cincinnati Royals' general manager, on the Boston Celtics' long domination of professional basketball: "Sure Red Auerbach makes mistakes, the entire Boston team makes mistakes, but they can get away...
October 28, 1963
An athlete's public role is a wonderfully heady mixture of crowds and action and adulation. But behind this proud and dazzling existence is a more ordinary life. It is days and towns and tired hotels. It is the crisp...