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American Basketball League (1961–63)
The AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE played one full season, 1961 –1962 , and part of 1962–1963. The league actually folded on December 31, 1962. The ABL was the first basketball league to have a three point shot for baskets scored far away from the goal. Other rules that set the league apart were a 30-second shooting clock and a wider free throw lane —18 feet instead of the standard 12
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Sylvester Blye
SYLVESTER "SY" BLYE (born February 14, 1938) is a former American street and professional basketball player. Blye was famous in the Rucker Park league in New York City , being named to its Hall of Fame. He played briefly in college for Seattle University , before officials found he had played professionally for the Harlem Clowns , and also played at West Hills College Coalinga in California. He also starred for the Philadelphia/Washington/New York Tapers of the professional American Basketball League . In the 1962/63 season, he scored the 4th most points, and is 5th in career points and 7th in career rebounds in the ABL
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Wilt Chamberlain
NBA RECORDS * Single-game scoring record (100 ) * Highest single-season scoring average (50.4) * Single-season scoring record (4,029) * Single-game rebounding record (55) * Highest single-season rebounding average (27.2) * Single-season rebounding record (2,149) * Highest single-season minutes average (48.5) * Holds numerous other records and achievements CAREER STATISTICS POINTS 31,419 (30.1 ppg) REBOUNDS 23,924 (22.9 rpg) ASSISTS 4,643 (4.4 apg) Stats at Basketball-Reference.com Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame as player College Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame Inducted in 2006 WILTON NORMAN CHAMBERLAIN (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player
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Frank Burgess
FRANKLIN D. "FRANK" BURGESS (March 9, 1935 – March 26, 2010) was an American standout college basketball player and, later, a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 College * 3 Later life * 3.1 Legal career * 4 Notes * 5 References EARLY LIFEBurgess was born in Eudora , Arkansas
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Jeff Cohen (basketball)
JEFFREY MAXWELL COHEN (October 6, 1939 – June 23, 1978) was an All-American basketball player at the College of William & Mary in 1960-61. He was selected as the 14th pick in the second round (23rd overall) of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Chicago Packers (now the Washington Wizards ). At William & Mary, Cohen played his way into the NCAA record books. He is the ninth all-time leading rebounder in the pre-1973 college basketball era, having grabbed 1,679 boards. He is one of very few men’s basketball players in NCAA history to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds during a collegiate career. At the time of his graduation, he was only one of 10 players to ever accomplish that feat. Cohen's 2,003 career points rank third all-time at William & Mary. He was a three-time All-Southern Conference selection from 1959 to 1961, and in 1990 he had his jersey number retired posthumously. Additionally, Jeff set a W"> * ^ Jews in Basketball
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George Steinbrenner
GEORGE MICHAEL STEINBRENNER III (July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010) was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
's New York Yankees
New York Yankees
. During Steinbrenner's 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned seven World Series titles and 11 pennants . His outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries made him one of the sport's most controversial figures. Steinbrenner was also involved in the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and Gulf Coast shipping industry. Known as a hands-on baseball executive, Steinbrenner earned the nickname "THE BOSS". He had a tendency to meddle in daily on-field decisions, and to hire and fire (and sometimes re-hire) managers. Former Yankees manager Dallas Green gave him the derisive nickname "Manager George"
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Gene Conley
DONALD EUGENE "GENE" CONLEY (November 10, 1930 – July 4, 2017) was a Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
pitcher who played 11 seasons from 1952 to 1963 for four different teams. Conley also played forward in the 1952–53 season and from 1958 to 1964 for two teams in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association . He is best known for being one of only two people (the other being Otto Graham –1946 NBL and AAFC Championship, plus three more AAFC and three NFL championships) to win championships in two of the four major American sports, one with the Milwaukee Braves in the 1957 World Series
World Series
and three Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
championships from 1959–61
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African-American
AFRICAN AMERICANS (also referred to as BLACK AMERICANS or AFRO-AMERICANS ) are an ethnic group of Americans
Americans
with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term may also be used to include only those individuals who are descended from enslaved Africans . As a compound adjective the term is usually hyphenated as African-American. Black and African Americans
Americans
constitute the third largest racial and ethnic group in the United States (after White Americans
Americans
and Hispanic and Latino Americans
Americans
). Most African Americans
Americans
are descendants of enslaved peoples within the boundaries of the present United States. On average, African Americans
Americans
are of West /Central African and European descent, and some also have Native American ancestry
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Tennessee State University
TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (TENNESSEE STATE, Tenn State OR TSU) is a public land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
, United States. Founded in 1912, it is the largest and only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee. It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund . Tennessee
Tennessee
State University is a comprehensive urban institution offering 38 bachelor’s degrees , 24 master\'s degrees , and seven doctoral degrees
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San Francisco Warriors
The GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California . The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division . The Warriors play their home games at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Warriors have reached nine NBA Finals , winning five NBA championships in 1947 , 1956 , 1975 , 2015 and 2017 . Golden State's five NBA championships are tied for fourth-most in NBA history with the San Antonio Spurs , and behind only the Boston Celtics (17), Los Angeles Lakers (16) and Chicago Bulls (6). As of 2017, the Warriors are the third most valuable NBA franchise according to Forbes , with an estimated value of $2.6 billion. The team was established in 1946 as the PHILADELPHIA WARRIORS based in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, a founding member of the Basketball Association of America (BAA)
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Jimmy Darrow
JAMES K. DARROW (September 25, 1937 – June 8, 1987) was an American basketball player. He was born in Akron, Ohio
Akron, Ohio
. A 5'10" (178 cm), 170 lb (77 kg) guard , Darrow starred at Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University
. He was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks
St. Louis Hawks
of the National Basketball Association and played five games with them during the 1961–62 NBA season , scoring twelve points
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Akron Wingfoots
The AKRON WINGFOOTS are one of the oldest basketball teams in the United States. They were founded in 1918 by the workers at the Goodyear Tire Company in Akron, Ohio . The teams, while giving workers recreation, also helped to promote one of the first canvas/rubber based shoes made specifically for athletics, the wingfoot . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 1931–37: Post AAU era * 1.2 1937–42: NBL success * 1.3 1946–61: NIBL * 1.4 1961–73: NABL and Intercontinental Cups * 1.5 1973-present * 2 Akron Wingfoots Finals * 3 NBL Seasons * 4 Trophies * 5 Notable players * 5.1 Akron Wingfoots players in the USA Team * 5.1.1 Other notable players * 6 References HISTORY1931–37: POST AAU ERAThe Wingfoots joined the National Basketball League for the 1932-1933 season playing against strong teams like Indianapolis Kautskys and Akron Firestones (the latter were crowned champions)
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American Basketball League (other)
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE is a name that has been used by three defunct basketball leagues and a recently active league in the United States: * American Basketball League (1925–1955) , the first major professional basketball league * American Basketball League (1961–1963) , a league that only played a single full season * American Basketball League (1996–1998) , a women's basketball league * American Basketball League (2013) , a semi-professional men's basketball league
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Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/ ) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area , as of 2016 . Philadelphia
Philadelphia
is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley
Delaware Valley
, located along the lower Delaware
Delaware
and Schuylkill Rivers, within both the Mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast megalopolis . The Delaware
Delaware
Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States
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Long Beach, California
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
------------------------- CSA Los Angeles-Long Beach MSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim INCORPORATED December 13, 1897 GOVERNMENT • TYPE Council-manager • MAYOR Robert Garcia • CITY COUNCIL Jeannine Pearce Lena Gonzalez Daryl Supernaw Suzie Price Dee Andrews Stacy Mungo Al Austin Rex Richardson (Vice Mayor) Roberto Uranga • CITY MANAGER Patrick H. West • CITY AUDITOR Laura L
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Amateur Athletic Union
The AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION (AAU) is an amateur sports organization based in the United States
United States
. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. It claims to have over 670,000 participants and over 100,000 volunteers. The AAU was founded on January 21, 1888, with the goal of creating common standards in amateur sport. Since then, most national championships in the United States
United States
have taken place under AAU leadership. From its founding as a publicly supported organization, the AAU has represented US sports within the various international sports federations. It has grown over the years to become one of the leading and most influential associations. The AAU formerly worked closely with the United States
United States
Olympic Committee to prepare US athletes for the Olympic Games
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