A fun weekend of basketball comes to a close tonight with a 6 game slate in the works. While you’re hanging out beforehand, you might want to do a little reading. Well then you’re in luck, because we’re back as always with some great words for you to read in today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Yesterday we sadly lost an NBA Hall of Famer, as Walt Bellamy passed away at the age of 74. Winning a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, winning Rookie of the Year in 1962, and being a four-time all-star are just a few of his many achievements. In the wake of his death, Curtis Harris – who knows a thing or two about basketball history – wrote a very nice piece about Bellamy’s career for ESPN’s True Hoop.
The rumors of Ginobili’s demise were greatly exaggerated: By Jesus Gomez (@JejeGomez_PtR)
Watching Manu Ginobili struggle through last year’s postseason led many to think that the Argentinian was finally succumbing to wear and tear that over a dozen years of professional basketball puts on a person’s body. But through a few games this season, Ginobili has looked more like his old self. Over at SB Nation’s Pounding the Rock, Jesus Gomez wrote about how Ginobili has played through the Spurs first few games this season.