In Reply to: Who Is Swen Nater? The Lakers' Secret Weapon In Winning Time Seas posted by mh on September 13, 2023 at 10:51:49
When I was a happy camper at John Wooden Basketball Camp, Swen Nater came to talk to us. He brought the familiar red, white and blue ABA ball to demonstrate some moves. He later took questions, and one camper asked why he went to the ABA.
Nater explained that players get drafted by two teams, and the NBA team that drafted him was the Bucks. Everyone oohed and awed, inferring the obvious. Nater then said that he knew Kareem, and considered him a friend, so he didn't want to go to Milwaukee and make Kareem ride the bench.
Thanks for the link.
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