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John Williamson

John Williamson (Pro basketball.  Born, New Haven, CT, November 10, 1952; died New Haven, CT, Nov. 30, 1996.)  Signed as a free agent in 1973 by the New York Nets, John Lee (Super John) Williamson was a powerhouse guard who played critical roles in the Nets’ A.B.A. championships in 1974 and 1976.  Williamson averaged 14.5 points […]

Kevin Loughery

Kevin Loughery (Pro basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, March 28, 1940.) Playing two years at St. John’s (1960-62) as a transfer from Boston College, Kevin Loughery had an 11-year career (principally with the Baltimore Bullets) in the N.B.A. He averaged 15.3 points per game as a guard in 755 N.B.A. games but earned his greatest notice […]

Julius Erving

Julius Erving (Pro basketball.  Born, Roosevelt, NY, Feb. 22, 1950.)  “Dr. J” was one of the most exciting basketball players of his era and the driving force behind two American Basketball Association championships won by the New York Nets before the A.B.A. merged with the N.B.A. in 1976.  A Long Island native, Erving played collegiately […]

Rick Barry

Rick Barry (Pro basketball.  Born, Elizabeth, NJ, Mar. 28, 1944.)  In Aug. 1970, the New York Nets acquired their first superstar from the Virginia Squires, Richard Francis Dennis Barry.  Barry lived up to his advance billing, finishing second in the league in scoring both of his seasons with the Nets and leading the team to […]

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