NBA's 72 "Greatest" Moments: Maurice Stokes Inspires A Movement
This qualifies as one of the 72 “Greatest” Moments in NBA History
Hello friends. Sorry, I was out of commission for the last couple weeks. Long story that I might be able to share soon.
This entry in the NBA’s 72 “Greatest” Moments is from yours truly, but it is published in The Athletic. So, yes, that means you need a subscription from them to read my words, but if you have a sub, hit that article up!
I wrote it at the very beginning of February, but it wasn’t published till the 16th, which is about when my mystery tour began, thus why I haven’t shared it with you all till now…
Here’s the link to the article, which discusses the fantastic Maurice Stokes as the NBA’s first Black superstar, the first point forward, and the central organizing focus of the NBPA’s resistance to draconian labor policies imposed by NBA ownership. Obviously, Stokes’s teammate and eventual guardian Jack Twyman plays a central role in the article as well.
And never fear, I have more articles already in the pipeline ready to unleash for March. My apologies in advance to Knicks fans on what’s to come.