Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Picture of the Day

These are two great centers for Coach John Wooden's UCLA teams during the tumultuous years of 1967 to 1974.....Kareem Abdul Jabbar (left) and Bill Walton (right).

Jabbar (Lew Alcinder in high school before his conversion to Islam in college) was so dominant that the dunk was banned in college basketball from 1968 to 1976 as a result of his prowess. Walton, quite a character, kept close company with Patty Hearst in those days. He has attended 650 Grateful Dead concerts, including accompanying The Dead to Egypt for their performance in front of the Great Pyramids.

These guys had 5 NCAA National Championship between them and stellar, Hall of Fame NBA careers.......two interesting characters of our time.

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