top of page
  • Writer's

David Thompson


March 23, 2022

Wow, I had forgotten about David Thompson. As this video says, he was MJ before MJ. When Dr. J retired, he said David Thompson was one of the best players he ever played against.

Unfortunately, when Dr. J retired, Thompson was in jail. In 1978 he had signed the biggest contract in team sports history - $4 million over 5 years. But he got messed up in drugs and alcohol and his career was cut short.

He has recovered now and seems to be in a good place.

The 1970s were a special time for ACC basketball. Sure there was UCLA but the ACC was by far the most competitive conference.

6 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All

Caroline Street

July 17, 2024 There is a Caroline Street in Orange, Virginia. But pretty sure Jimmy Buffett was singing about Caroline Street in Key West. 🤪

Today’s Tune

Some hate this song; I like it. Might be that I used to go to a bar named O’Mallay’s in The Mecca.

Chuck Taylor Converse All-Stars

Charles Hollis “Chuck” Taylor was born in Brown County, Indiana in 1901 and went on to become a professional basketball player (never full-time, just a few semi-pro gigs) long before the NBA was forme

1 Comment

Mar 24, 2022

The Sports Caster is right -- he was a more complete player in every way than Michael Jordan. Saw 'em both with my own eyes....

bottom of page