‘St. Louis Hawks Extras’ Archives
Philly's Wali Jones over the Hawk's Tommy Kron.....1967...
The very first basketball picture that went up in my room was this shot of Jerry West driving around Don Ohl at Cobo Hall...December 1962...the image you see of West became, and still is, the NBA logo...check it out....
Lakers....Celtics...Madison Square Garden...NBA Doubleheader...Knicks next...'nuff said!
Cover from a SuperSonics Media Guide...I remember I took this from the scorer's table at Kiel after the Hawks played Seattle in December of 1967....wonder if anyone saw me?
This is a photo from the game program at Detroit's Cobo Hall Arena in December 1968...found myself in Detroit during college semester break and had to see the Pistons play...they took on the San Fransisco Warriors, who were without Rick Barry who was sitting out the year in his ABA dispute...and the Piston's had just the day before traded Dave [...]
When the Lakers moved from the Sports Arena to the Great Western Forum in December 1967, the placed was packed for the opening game at the new digs...didn't hurt that it was New Years Eve...let's party!
Bridges again, around Happy Hairston of the Royals...Kiel...circa 1966
Bill Bridges was one of the most underrated players in the 60's NBA...solid defender, good for 15 to 18 ppg every night, and a tough rebounder. Here he gets one in the Hawk's early 1967 loss to the Philadelphia 76'ers at Kiel........
The Hawk's Zelmo Beatty has Bill Russell going the wrong way in this 1965 NBA game at New York's Madison Square Garden...NBA doubleheaders were common in both New York and Boston...the Knicks would be out on the court after this one taking on the Royals or maybe the Piston's...who knows, but fans sure got their money's worth back them...crowded [...]
Player....Coach....NBA All-Star and one of the true great guards of the game....he came from a very small school in upstate New York...I mean, had you ever heard of Iona College? But Ritchie Guerin more than made his mark on the game as both a player and leader...here's his pic from a Hawks game program...circa 1967.