Remembering Skeeter
Apr21

Remembering Skeeter

Skeeter Swift passed away this past week at the age of 70. A flamboyant, high scoring guard out of East Tennessee State University, Swift was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 31st pick in the 1969 NBA draft but chose instead to play in the newly formed American Basketball Association. Swift averaged 11.6 PPG over his five-year career playing for the New Orleans Buccaneers, Memphis Pros, Pittsburgh Condors, Dallas Chapparrals...

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Dan Issel joins Super 70s Sports Cast
Nov29

Dan Issel joins Super 70s Sports Cast

via Super 70’s Sports Cast Basketball legend and Dropping Dimes Foundation Advisory Board Member Dan Issel, joined Super 70’s Sports Cast to discuss his Hall of Fame career. Issel was the top scorer in the history of the University of Kentucky and the American Basketball Association’s second all-time leading scorer. Visit 70s Super Podcast today.  ...

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ABA Legends Gather for Dropping Dimes Fundraiser
Sep25

ABA Legends Gather for Dropping Dimes Fundraiser

Over two hundred fans gathered to meet and talk with American Basketball Association legends and Indiana Pacers alumni Darnell Hillman, Bob Netolicky, George McGinnis, Billy Keller, and Coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard. The Dropping Dimes Foundation joined J&J Allstar Sportscards Shows so fans could get their favorite memorable signed, hear stories about the American Basketball Association, and take pictures with the stars....

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Myles Turner Joins DDF Advisory Board
Sep15

Myles Turner Joins DDF Advisory Board

The Dropping Dimes Foundation has made its first foray into today’s NBA, with a new high-flying member intent on making assists for those who paved his path. Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner, a second-team NBA All-Rookie selection last season, has become the latest Advisory Board member for the Foundation, which helps former players of the American Basketball Association who have fallen on hard times. “I feel it’s an...

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Netolicky, Malone, Boone, Barry and others join “50 Greats from 50 States”
Aug11

Netolicky, Malone, Boone, Barry and others join “50 Greats from 50 States”

Kevin Askeland, Maxpreps (read full story here) MaxPreps has chosen the top all-time high school players from each of the 50 states with a few simple rules. First, in order for a player to be chosen, he must have played in the NBA. Second, the player had to make some sort of significant contribution at the high school level. As a result, a player like Bill Russell, arguably one of the greatest pro players of all-time with the Boston...

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Harwood Paroxysm Podcast with Bob Netolicky & Ted Green
Jul22

Harwood Paroxysm Podcast with Bob Netolicky & Ted Green

Over&Back NBA – Jason Mann The life of an ABA player is discussed in the third episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA podcast’s summer series — Basketball Mysteries of the 1970s. Jason Mann is joined by Indiana Pacers great Bob Netolicky, who played all 9 seasons in the ABA, and Ted Green, who has produced documentaries on Pacers legend Roger Brown and coach Slick Leonard. Listen Here: Discussion topics include: How the...

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SLAM Magazine: ABA Players Get Back on Their Feet
Jul12

SLAM Magazine: ABA Players Get Back on Their Feet

SLAM Magazine – Anel Ganic The ABA, American Basketball Association, was renowned for its flashy play that was a favorite amongst basketball fans back in the league’s heyday. The rival to the NBA featured legends like Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Dan “The Horse” Issel, Rick “The Miami Greyhound” Barry, all of whom are in the Hall of Fame. In short, the ABA was basketball entertainment at its finest during the nine years it was around....

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Dr. Dunk and DDF join Super 70’s Sports
Jun25

Dr. Dunk and DDF join Super 70’s Sports

American Basketball Association All-Star Darnell Hillman and Dropping Dimes Foundation President Scott Tarter sat down with Ricky Cobb for The Super 70’s Sports podcast. Throughout the conversation they move from the story that Hillman – also known as Dr. Dunk – could grab money off the backboard, to his ABA championships with the Indiana Pacers. The three also discuss the many important activities that the...

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The A-Train, Artis Gilmore, Joins DDF Advisory Board
May31

The A-Train, Artis Gilmore, Joins DDF Advisory Board

Artis Gilmore, the 7-foot-2 “A-train” who imposed his will on the American Basketball Association during the first stage of his Hall of Fame career, has joined the rapidly growing Dropping Dimes Foundation with a similarly forceful mission: to help his ailing brothers. “There are a lot of guys out there who really need an assist, players who helped change the game who are now hurting,” Gilmore said from his...

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Mr. Smith Goes to Owensboro
May20

Mr. Smith Goes to Owensboro

Via KWC Panthers – Jim Mashek After his collegiate career at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Sam Smith played five years in the American Basketball Association, including three with the Kentucky Colonels. He won a league championship in his final ABA season, with the Utah Stars. Before the ABA, Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball voice Joel Utley remembers the move. Or better yet, the strategy. KWC needed nothing short of a miracle...

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