BASKETBALL’S BEST: TOM HEINSOHN

Known for his hard-nosed style of play, yet possessing a superb shooting touch and good body control, Tom Heinsohn was a vital cog in the Boston Celtics’ dynasty of the 1950s and 1960s. Chosen as NBA Rookie of the Year in 1957, he helped the Celtics win eight...

BASKETBALL’S BEST: JAMES WORTHY

In 12 years with the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, “Big Game” James Worthy was known for his ability to maneuver around opposing players at a dizzying pace. “I just decide I’m going to go around [a defensive opponent] when I’m...

BASKETBALL’S BEST: SPENCER HAYWOOD

On the court, Spencer Haywood was such a devastating force in his prime that no opponent could defend him or keep him off the boards. Off the court, he had a lasting effect on the game of basketball, largely because he provided the 1970 legal test case that opened the...

BASKETBALL’S BEST: ELVIN HAYES

One of the most talented power forwards ever to play the game, Elvin Hayes used his trademark turnaround jumper and aggressive defense to win a secure place in the NBA record books. Fifth on the all-time list in games (1,303) and third in minutes played (50,000), he...

BASKETBALL’S BEST: CONNIE HAWKINS

Connie Hawkins’ career holds as much mystique as that of any other NBA Hall of Famer. A man of remarkable talent who played much of his career in the shadows, he didn’t put up legendary numbers during his seven years in the NBA: only 16.5 points and 8.0...