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OysterPoBoy
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Can you name any basketball players from the World War II era?
Everyone can name a dozen baseball players from the time. They are heroes of the game. But what about basketball? The game has been played since the 1800s but we can only name Pete Maravich and the guy from the NBA logo?

What is going on here? Is it because it’s all white guys?


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re: Can you name any basketball players from the World War II era?
George Mikan


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re: Can you name any basketball players from the World War II era?
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But what about basketball? The game has been played since the 1800s but we can only name Pete Maravich and the guy from the NBA logo?


The NBA wasn't formed until after WWII. Professional baseball has been around a lot longer than the NBA. The MLB existed before the sport of basketball did.
This post was edited on 11/24 at 8:30 pm


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Pete Newell

I can’t remember if Wooden played pro ball after playing for Purdue
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Winston Cup
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re: Can you name any basketball players from the World War II era?
Basketball didn’t get big until after integration

It is what it is

People used to watch baseball


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KosmoCramer
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SportsGuyNOLA
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re: Can you name any basketball players from the World War II era?
George Mikan was the first superstar of the NBA. which started after World War 2 ended.

If you mean college players from the 1940’s, no, can’t name one.


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eddieray
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UKWildcats
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re: Can you name any basketball players from the World War II era?
Im a Kentuckian. What do you think?


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Michael T. Tiger
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re: Can you name any basketball players from the World War II era?
The NBA Finals were shown on tape-delay into the 1980s. Aside from few diehards, pro basketball wasn’t household news during the war, Elvis, Woodstock, or Disco.


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