Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Hoops: Interesting Story on the Shot Clock

Nice look at the role of the shot clock in hoops....

"Michael Jordan and the 24-second clock were made for each other," said Schayes, now 76. "Without the 24-second clock, would there have been a Michael Jordan? Would there have been a John Havlicek? Would there have been a Bill Walton? Of course not."

"This game would have perished a long time ago," said Havlicek, who starred for the Celtics three decades ago.

"It was the most important rule in the history of basketball," said Walton, who starred in college at UCLA in the early 1970s and won NBA titles with Boston and Portland. "I've always been the biggest fan of the 24-second clock. This is one of the most important days in the history of the game because it credits the evolution, it credits the teaching, it credits the chance for people's dreams to come true."