On this date in 1949, in his 13th game as a Celtic, Tony Lavelli scored 26 points as Boston beat the Minneapolis Lakers, who were on their way to a second straight NBA title. At halftime, the versatile Lavelli treated the 5,206 fans at Boston Garden to an accordion mini-concert, one of about two dozen performances he gave around the league for which he was paid $125 per concert by the NBA.
Here at Hoops Links, we wish Shaquille O’Neal would have done the same with rap concerts during his playing career. Got a great basketball blog post that you think is Hoops Links worthy? Send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. This week’s links..
- Hoop76 makes the case for Tony Wroten playing the two next to Michael Carter-Williams.
- Keep It Cavalier wants the Cavs to land Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin.
- Red94 discusses the development of Dwight Howard.
- Bucksketball wonders if Herb Kohl will find the investor he’s looking for in the Milwaukee area.
- 48 Minutes Of Hell praises Gregg Popovich.
- Gothic Ginobili asks: What if the Spurs traded Manu Ginobili?
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