Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tiny Archibald

One more note, following up on my obsession with 1973, the year I was in kindergarten, and apparently learned everything I needed to know. I remember at the time seeing some sort of NBA pre-game/halftime special on Tiny Archibald, then of the Kansas City Kings. In 1972-73, Tiny Nate, who is listed at 6-1, 150, (and hails from the Bronx), averaged a league-high 34 points and 11.4 assists per game, leading the league in both categories-and no one else was even close. (Jabbar averaged 30 per game, and Lenny Wilkins dished out 8.4 assists per game.) Oh yeah, there was no three-point shots either to help the little man. Bob Cousy was the Kings coach and they somehow finished 36-46. Tiny never had another year like that.

Check out this video compilation of Tiny Nate highlights. How about those moves? Especially when he was with the Kings.




DrD said...


Those moves are amazing. His head fakes are insane...there's no way to keep up with him.

I loved him when he was a Celtic. Fun to watch.


Ralph said...

Tiny actually was an All-Star a couple times with the Celtics as well, after people had written him off for dead, because he got injured and fat for a couple years.