Who am I?

Too bad endorsement deals were not as rampant during my playing days as they are now. With one of my nicknames I could have easily represented Chips Ahoy pretty well. I was another one of those first guys to make the jump from high school to the NBA. All but four games of my 14-year […]

Who am I?

My NBA career was one of relative anonymity – eleven seasons with six teams. I played in Seattle when they were know as the Supersonics. Then an early-season trade moved me to Chicago. I continued moving east and roamed the hardwood of the Aud with a Braves uniform. A mid-season trade sent me to Phoenix. […]

Who am I?

After honing my hardwood skills on Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn, I went on to college where my #22 was retired. I earned a first round pick in the NBA draft and made good on my status. In 11 seasons I dropped over 5,000 and grabbed 3,000+ boards. But those numbers only tell half of the […]

Breaking down the pre-season AP Top 25: #s 21-25

On one hand the Demon Deacons will start three juniors – Ishmael Smith, L.D. Williams, and Chas McFarland – and two sophomores – Jeff Teague and James Johnson. In comparison to many teams on the AP’s pre-season list the Deacs might look a little green. On the other hand Wake Forest returns 100% of last […]

Who am I?

In college I was part of a national championship team. Before I graduated I garnered third-team and first-team All-American honors. I was a first round pick in the NBA draft. There I learned a lesson about how an ally can become a thorn in the side. During my 17-year career I played in the finals […]

Tuesdays with Smitty: The NFL Hot Seat

Since we focused last week on the current Studs and Duds in the NFL, I thought we would take this week to focus on the state of the NFL coaching ranks – focusing on who might be joining the NFL Unemployment Line. After all when a team wins, coaches get too much of the praise […]

Who am I?

20,000 points, 6,600 boards, 6,100 dishes, 2nd team All-American, 1st team All-NBA, 2nd team All-NBA, 3rd team All-NBA, 10 All-Star games, a spot in Springfield? Yeah, those are all nice, but I’m missing one thing: a championship. Call me Mr. 2nd Place because I have lived next door to first place my whole career. We […]