Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Sunday April 23rd 2017

C’mon…somebody smile

Well…. maybe it was the game face of the St. Louis Hawks, the all business look, that propelled the team to the 1961 NBA finals that year…Western Division Champs for the second straight time, the team got the brunt of it’s scoring from the front line known around the league and by Hawk’s fans as the ‘Big Three’…Center Clyde Lovellette and Forwards Cliff Hagan and Bob Pettit. Lennie Wilkens was a rookie (and bought a house in my neighborhood…big thrill for an 11 year old fan)…..Despite reaching the finals the year before, Owner Ben Kerner had made a coaching change, replacing hometown favorite Ed Macauley with Paul Seymour…the Hawks won a thrilling 7 game series with the LA Lakers to reach the Finals once again, and again lost to the Boston Celtics in 5 games…………

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