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.

Cheers.

Ralph

2 comments:

DrD said...

Dude,

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.

DDD

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.