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Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: Dukes of Bkb

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  • bchaikin@aol.com
    found this on the web (infoplease) about Dukes.... Seton Hall center who set the current NCAA single-season record for total rebounds (734) during the 1952-53
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 22, 2003
      found this on the web (infoplease) about Dukes....

      Seton Hall center who set the current NCAA single-season record for total rebounds (734) during the 1952-53 season; won NIT with Seton Hall in 1953 and was named the tournament's most valuable player; drafted by the Knicks, but, instead, signed a lucrative two-year deal with the Harlem Globetrotters; played eight seasons in the NBA with New York, Minneapolis and Detroit; two-time NBA All-Star; graduate of New York Law School; found guilty of practicing without a license in 1975, having been suspended for not paying dues; when interviewed by New Jersey newspaper early in 2001, heat in his apartment had been shut off because of unpaid bills. The cause of his death was not given. Died in 2001 at age of 70...

      couldn't have been all that bad if he was an all-star twice....

      bob chaikin
      bchaikin@...
    • harlanzo
      ... for total ... in 1953 and ... Knicks, but, ... Globetrotters; ... Detroit; ... guilty of ... not paying ... in his ... his death ... Dukes was supposed to
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 22, 2003
        --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, bchaikin@a... wrote:
        > found this on the web (infoplease) about Dukes....
        >
        > Seton Hall center who set the current NCAA single-season record
        for total
        > rebounds (734) during the 1952-53 season; won NIT with Seton Hall
        in 1953 and
        > was named the tournament's most valuable player; drafted by the
        Knicks, but,
        > instead, signed a lucrative two-year deal with the Harlem
        Globetrotters;
        > played eight seasons in the NBA with New York, Minneapolis and
        Detroit;
        > two-time NBA All-Star; graduate of New York Law School; found
        guilty of
        > practicing without a license in 1975, having been suspended for
        not paying
        > dues; when interviewed by New Jersey newspaper early in 2001, heat
        in his
        > apartment had been shut off because of unpaid bills. The cause of
        his death
        > was not given. Died in 2001 at age of 70...
        >
        > couldn't have been all that bad if he was an all-star twice....
        >


        Dukes was supposed to be the first seven footer in the NBA. If you
        read Tall Tales by Terry Pluto there are some very funny stories
        about him.
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