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This is the grave of John Roosma. Born in 1900, Roosma was an excellent basketball player in Passaic and played some semi-pro ball after high school. He was in fact a high school legend, maybe the first real high school hoops star in American history. His Passaic teams, coached by Ernest Blood, won a remarkable […]

Winning Time

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On May 9, 2022

I finished Winning Time last night and even though I hate the Lakers, I thought this was a quite entertaining show. It does a great job of getting at the culture of the team around that time. And yeah

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This is the grave of Len Bias. Born in 1963 in Landover, Maryland, Bias became one of the great college basketball stars of the 1980s. He starred in high school and then went to the University of Maryland. He wasn’t an immediate star in College Park, averaging 7 points a game as a useful but […]
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This grassy spot next to the Lathrop grave is the unmarked grave of Malik Sealy. Born in 1970 in the Bronx and named after Malcolm X because his father had been one of the great activist’s bodyguards, Sealy became a leading New York high school basketball player. He won the state title at Tolentine High, […]

Bird

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On December 10, 2016

We need a post about something other than politics. Larry Bird turned 60 this week. The NBA social media people created this collection of his greatest plays with commentary about him. Watching it rea

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