The Game
"The Game"

As a basketball player, growing up in Brooklyn in the 1960's was a dream come true. There were so many opportunities to learn how to play the game from both great players and coaches. There were many great players in my neighborhood growing up. People like Connie Hawkins, Roger Brown, Mel Davis, Jim McMillan, Mike Davis, Bernard King and his brothers, James "Fly" Williams, Bernard Harden, Phil Sellers, Lloyd Free, Moe Rivers, Sam Samuels and many others. Boys High School became a training ground for local basketball talent. Better known as "Boys" or simply "The High" this school produced many basketball legends including Lenny Wilkins, who became a Hall of Famer and the most successful coach in N.B.A. history.

Going to the Rucker Tournament in Harlem is where I saw legendary players like Earl "The Goat" Manigault and Pee Wee Kirkland. I also saw a very young Julius Erving for the first time at Rucker.

Looking at the colors of this page should tell you that I'm a New York Knicks fan. I've been a Knicks fan since the days of Cazzie Russell and Dick Barnett. Hopefully, Marcus Camby and Latrell Sprewell can help bring back the NBA championship to New York.

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