Saturday, October 7, 2017

RIP Connie Hawkins

One of my favorite hoops guys and one of the most compelling to watch was Hall of Famer Connie Hawkins. I just read that he passed away at age 75 yesterday.

His online obits will list his accomplishments and detail his issues but let me just say that he was as much fun to watch on the court as any player I've ever seen.

I have a fairly extensive Hawk collection and pieces of it have been posted here before. I'll repost a few today. Several of these came from the always generous Mark Hoyle.

What an amazing player he was. RIP indeed.

The video below features some Hawk highlights and classic Marvin Gaye music, Inner City Blues