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NAISMITH HALL OF FAME-- WHERE IS NICK GALIS PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 01:34

         50 Points against Milano- D'Antoni and Bob McAdoo video
    GREATEST EUROPEAN SCORER- AGAIN IS NOT IN HALL OF FAME CLASS
 1987 Gold Medal- 40 points vid.                      1989- 45 points against Sabonis
The 2010 Naismith Hall of Fame class was announced this week and the list included 1992 Dream team members, Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen and also had high school legendary coach Bob Hurley Sr., Lakers owner Jerry Buss, WNBA star Cynthia Cooper, former Celtics star Dennis Johnson, Power forward Gus Johnson and Brazilian International star Maciel Pereira. All 8 are legitimate inductees, but once again the greatest scorer in European basketball history (NICK GALIS) will not be involved in the Naismith Hall of Fame ceremonies.    Nick Galis played for Seton Hall, and in his senior season he averaged 27.5 points per game and his coach Bill Raftery called him the greatest player he ever coached. He was not the biggest guy at 6' 1", but somehow he fell to the 68th pick in the 1979 NBA draft, to Boston. Nick Galis was injured in pre-season and his spot was taken by Gerald Henderson. Later Celtic great Red Auerbach would say the biggest mistake he ever made was letting Nick Galis go.    Nick Galis moved to the A1 Greek league, where he averaged 33.5 points per game of his amazing career in 384 games.   He also was a star on the Greek national team averaging 30.5 points in 168 games.   NBA teams tried to bring Galis back to the U.S, but he wanted badly to play for his national team.  He once scored 50 points against North Carolina University and Michael Jordan in a 1983 game.   He was a killer in the 1987 European Championships, in Greece where he led Greece to a Gold medal, averaging  37.0 points per game in the tournament and he scored a team high 40 points in the Gold medal game against Russia.     In 1989 he scored 45 points against Arvydas Sabonis and Russia in a 81-80 win. The great depth of Yugoslavia would eventually win the Gold medal over Greece at that 1989 European Championship, but Galis was a one man show for Greece averaging  35.6 points a game in the tournament.    I go to NBA games and talk to people who played against Galis and they all agree with me on the greatness that Nick Galis had. An NBA GM, who played against Galis in International play, described him as amazing to me. I also had a former player tell  me, is he European or American, as to why he might not be in the Naismith Hall of Fame.    The numbers do not lie, people were amazed at what Allen Iverson could do in the age of Sportscenter, but Nick Galis might have been a combination of Isiah Thomas and Allen Iverson before all the media outlets.    The greatest scorer in European history needs to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame , just as he was a 1st ballot inductee into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.            GALIS 53 POINT GAME                                  GALIS MIX VIDEO

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 August 2010 18:48
 
EUROLEAGUE PLAYOFFS GAME 3 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:29

 LOGAN-WOODS VIDEO                              EWING VIDEO
1. PROKOM 81 OLYMPIACOS 78- Prokom won their 1st game of this series, and again were led by Qyntel Woods with 18 points, on 7-14 FG. He was helped by Daniel Ewing, also with 18 points on 4-4 from beyond the arc. David Logan also chipped in 15 points for Prokom. Olympiacos is still up in the series 2-1 and were led by Josh Childress with 20 points, on 9-14 FG, Milos Teodosic also had 12 points and 9 assists.        CHILDRESS VIDEO
     MARIC VIDEO                                 McCALEBB VIDEO
2. PARTIZAN 81 MACCABI TA 73- Bo McCalebb led Partizan in scoring with 18 points, on 7-15 FG and was followed by Aleks Maric with 16 points, on 5-10 FG and had 7 rebounds. Partizan takes a 2-1 lead in the series. Alan Anderson led Maccabi with 13 points and was followed by Chuck Edison with 11 points.   LLULL VID.
       NAVARRO VIDEO                          LAKOVIC VIDEO
3. FC BARCELONA 84 REAL MADRID 73- Juan Carlos Navarro led Barcelona with 24 points on 8-13 FG, 4-6(3PT), and was helped by Jaka Lakovic with 13 points on 3-4 from 3 point range. FC Barcelona takes a 2-1 lead in the series. Real Madrid was led by Ante Tomic, who shot 11-13 FG, for 23 points, and was followed by Travis Hansen and Sergio Llull, both with 11 points.   
                SAN EMETERIO VIDEO
4. CAJA LABORAL 66 CSKA MOSCOW 53- Tiago Splitter led Caja Laboral with 15 points, on 6-10 FG and had 7 rebounds, he was helped by Fernando San Emeterio with 14 points, on 5-8 FG. CSKA Moscow still holds a 2-1 lead in the series. JR Holden led CSKA with 8 points.       JR HOLDEN VIDEO

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:10
 
EUROLEAGUE RESULTS PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 19:40

      KLEIZA VIDEO                               TEODOSIC VIDEO
1. OLYMPIACOS 83 PROKOM 79-- Linas Kleiza led the way for Olympiacos with 26 points, on 10-15 FG and was followed by Milos Teodosic with 21 points and 6 assists. Prokom was led by Qyntel Woods with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
 D LAVRINOVIC VIDEO                                      PETE MICKEAL VIDEO
2. FC BARCELONA 68 REAL MADRID 61-- Pete Mickeal led FC Barcelona in scoring, with 18 points on 7-10 FG. Big-man Boniface Ndong led the way inside with 14 points on 6-6 FG. Darjus Lavrinovic led Spanish rival Real Madrid ,with 14points and 8 rebounds.
 TELETOVIC VIDEO                                       SISKAUSKAS VIDEO
3. CSKA MOSCOW 86 CAJA LABORAL 63-- Bench player, Andrey Vorontsevich led CSKA with 15 points on 7-13 FG, and was helped by Ramunas Siskauskas with 13 points. Mirza Teletovic led Caja Laboral with 11 points.
 ALAN ANDERSON VID                          DUSAN KECMAN VIDEO                                         
4. PARTIZAN 85 MACCABI TA 77-- Dusan Kecman exploded for 29 points in 27 minutes, on 10-13 FG, 7-9 from 3 point range, to lead Partizan. Doron Perkins had 13 points for Maccabi and was followed by Alan Anderson with 12 points.  Q WOODS VID

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 21:10
 
EUROLEAGUE PLAYOFFS GAME 2 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 March 2010 23:53

PAPALOUKAS VIDEO                               KLEIZA VIDEO      
1. OLYMPIACOS 90 PROKOM 73- Linas Kleiza led Olympiacos with 26 points, on 9-16 FG and was helped by Theo Papaloukas with 20 points, on 4-6 from 3 point range. Olympiacos takes a 2-0 lead over Prokom, in the best of 5 series. Qyntel Woods led Prokom with 20 points and 14 rebounds.    QYNTEL WOODS VID.
 ANTE TOMIC VIDEO                            PRIGIONI VIDEO
2. REAL MADRID 70 FC BARCELONA 63- Ante Tomic helped tie this series at 1-1, as he led Real Madrid with 22 points on 10-15 FG, Pablo Prigioni also helped with 12 points and 4 assists. Pete Mickeal led FC Barcelona with 13 points on 6-8 FG.
 FISHER VIDEO                            BLUTHENTHAL VIDEO
3. MACCABI TA 98 PARTIZAN 78- Maccabi tied the series at 1-1, as they held Dusan Kecman to 14 points , after he went off for 29 the last game. David Bluthenthal led Maccabi with 17 points and was followed by D'or Fisher with 15 points, on 7-7 FG. Aleks Maric put up 16 points for Partizan. 
CSKA VIDEO
                                     SISKAUSKAS VIDEO
4. CSKA MOSCOW 83 CAJA LABORAL 63- CSKA takes a 2-0 lead in this series, as they were led by Ramunas Siskauskas and Viktor Khryapa, both with 14 points. Mirza Teletovic and Tiago Splitter, were both held to 11 points for Caja Laboral.
                        SPLITTER VIDEO

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:17
 
GALLINARI-- 28 POINTS IN A DUEL WITH CARMELO PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 12:09

BODIROGA DRIBBLE                                  GALLINARI DRIBBLE
1. KNICKS 109 NUGGETS 104-- Danilo Gallinari is averaging 14.4 points per game this season, and the 21 year old, 6' 10" forward had his 3rd straight game of over 25 points on Tuesday night, as he and Carmelo Anthony dueled at the Garden, with Carmelo going for 36 points, on 14-26 FG, and Gallinari went for 28 points. Danilo shot 7-19 from the field and 5-13 on 3 point attempts. The 13 shots from beyond the arc, are too many for the young player, who had a nice baseline reverse layup drive in the late 4th quarter, and I think with his size and unique ball-handling skills, should do more of taking it to the basket. As the 6th pick of last years NBA draft, Danilo has progressed faster than most people anticipated, but I think the year in the Euroleague with AJ Milano helped him and other young players would be wise to have at least one year of Euroleague action before jumping into the NBA. The Nets young forward, Yi Jianlian could have been helped by a year in Spain, Greece , or Italy.  GALLINARI VIDEO
                                                DIAW VIDEO
2. BOBCATS 95 WIZARDS 86-- Boris Diaw put up 17 points, on 7-15 FG attempts to help the Bobcats beat the Wizards and push their record up to 36-34. Gerald Wallace also had 17 points and pulled down 19 rebounds. Mike Miller led the Wizards with 15 points.       

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 14:56
 
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