On this date in 1928, Dolph Schayes was born in New York City. Twenty years later, Schayes would be tabbed by the Syracuse Nationals of the NBL where he used his height (6'8") to tower over most of his opposition. The forward captured the Rookie of the Year award in 1949 and in 1955 he led his team to an NBA championship. Schayes made the All-NBA First-Team six times, the All-NBA Second-Team six times, and amassed 19,249 points over the course of his career. The New York native was shoe-in for the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1972 and also earned the unofficial title of the best Jewish basketball player ever.
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- Know Hitter came up with eight ways to fix the Mavericks.
- RealGM says to blame the shooters, not the stars.
- The True Fan's Sports Blog has three ways that the Lakers can improve for next year.
- NBA 24 7 365 suggests that we stop counting the Spurs out.
- The Basketball Post rolled out an overview of the LegaBasket playoffs.
- Truth About It reviews Jan Vesely's 2011/12 campaign.
- Rufus On Fire looks at the Bobcats' point guards from this past season.
- Red94 doesn't think the Rockets would beat any of this year's playoff teams.
- Blazer's Edge talks Joel Freeland and Victor Claver.
- Red's Army wonders if Larry Bird is the most successful individual in hoops history.
- A Wolf Among Wolves reviews Darko Milicic's year.
- A Stern Warning talks flopping.
- Roundball Mining Company learned a lot from the Nuggets' postseason.
- Posting and Toasting has their picks for best Knicks jams of the year.
- Nets Are Scorching wasn't happy with the New Jersey faithful.
- Piston Powered has their eye on Henry Sims.
- NBA Playbook breaks down Roy Hibbert's career night.
- Hoop Idea would like to see games reffed the same way from beginning to end.
- Sactown Royalty analyzes DeMarcus Cousins.
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