The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Alvin Clinkscales
Feb12

The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Alvin Clinkscales

November 3, 2013 Alvin Clinkscales, Connecticut Basketball Legend, Passes Away At 81. Alvin Clinkscales, former All-American college basketball player and father of The Shadow League’s CEO, Keith Clinkscales, passed away yesterday in Bridgeport, CT. He was 81 years old. Mr. Clinkscales was a legend within the history of Connecticut basketball. A standout at Central High School, an All-American at Arnold College (which merged into the...

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The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Joe C. Meriweather
Jan12

The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Joe C. Meriweather

October 15, 2013 The NBRPA offers condolences to the family of former NBA player Joe C. Meriweather, who passed away at the age of 59. A 6-foot-10 center/power forward, Meriweather was a first round pick of the Houston Rockets in 1975 and earned NBA All-Rookie honors in his first season with the Rockets, averaging 10.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. Meriweather went on to a 10-year NBA career with the Houston Rockets, Atlanta...

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The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Bill Sharman
Jan12

The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Bill Sharman

October 25, 2013 The NBRPA offers condolences to the family of former NBA player and coach Bill Sharman, who passed away at the age of 87. A 6-foot-1 guard, Sharman was a second round draft pick of the Washington Capitals in 1950. Renowned for his shooting ability, Sharman became the first NBA player to have a fieldgoal percentage above .400 for a season. He is ranked as one of the NBA’s top freethrow shooters of all-time. Most of his...

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The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Wes Bialosuknia
Jan12

The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Wes Bialosuknia

October 28, 2013 The NBRPA offers condolences to the family of former NBA draft pick and ABA player Wes Bialosuknia, who passed away at the age of 68. The 6-foot-2 native of Poughkeepsie, NY played collegiately for the University of Connecticut, where he still holds the Huskies’ season and career scoring average records and was named a member of UConn Basketball’s All-Century Team. His 1966-67 average of 28 PPG ranked fifth in the...

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The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Walter Bellamy
Jan12

The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Walter Bellamy

November 3, 2013 The NBRPA offers condolences to the family of former NBAWalter Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who blasted into the NBA like a storm as the No. 1 pick of the Chicago Packers in 1961 averaging 31.6 points and 19 rebounds a game as a rookie and went on to a 14-year NBA career, has passed away at the age of 74. “Walt Bellamy was an enormously gifted Hall of Fame player who had a tremendous impact on our game,” NBA...

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