Category Archives: Wilt Chamberlain

Happy Hairston in Shower

On a fall evening in 1967, Rick Barry isn’t at Sacramento High School. Neither is Oscar Robertson. Barry after two splendid seasons with the San Francisco Warriors is sitting out this one in order to later earn more money by playing in the wild new American Basketball Association of multi-colored balls and three-point shots. I […]

Also posted in Basketball, Cancer, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Happy Hairston, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Rick Barry, Sacramento

“Basketball and Football” is Published

In a rousing trip through the worlds of Basketball and Football, George Thomas Clark explores the professional basketball league in Mexico, the Herculean talents of Wilt Chamberlain, the difficulties and humor of attempting to play basketball in middle age, and observes that coaching at Caltech can be more painful than studying all night for a […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Bill Walsh, Donald Rogers, Football, George Thomas Clark, John Wooden, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyrie Irving, Lebron James, O.J. Simpson, Stephen Curry

Mr. Clutch

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Lebron James

The Underdog

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Bill Russell, Cleveland, Dan Gilbert, Jerry West, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Lebron James, Oakland, Stephen Curry

Wilt Calls LeBron

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, John Havlicek, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Lebron James

The Dempsey Obsession

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Earnie Shavers, Eldridge Cleaver, Floyd Patterson, Gene Tunney, George Foreman, Jack Dempsey, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Red Grange, Sonny Liston

Wilt Would’ve Been Seventy

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Bill Russell, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento