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Ex-La Salle, NBA star Tom Gola, 81, dies
AP via NBA.com ^
| January 27, 2014
Posted on 01/27/2014 8:42:25 AM PST by EveningStar
A Philly hoops legend, Tom Gola was one of only two players to win an NIT, NCAA and NBA title.
Tom Gola, the Hall of Fame basketball player who led La Salle to the 1954 NCAA title, still holds the Division I record for career rebounds and helped the Philadelphia Warriors win the 1956 NBA championship, died Sunday. He was 81...
Late UCLA coach John Wooden called Gola the "greatest all-round basketball player" ever...
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It was a different game, and world, back then..no ESPN top ten..
posted on 01/27/2014 9:00:54 AM PST
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If I remember correctly...He shot free throws underhand...something Wilt Chamberlain tried later
posted on 01/27/2014 9:10:00 AM PST
The stats are are all very good, but was he gay?
posted on 01/27/2014 11:00:42 AM PST
I was just a little kid when he played , but remember his name . Perhaps I had his basketball card .
posted on 01/27/2014 12:24:23 PM PST
He was Polish and Republican.....Good combination.
posted on 01/27/2014 2:09:09 PM PST
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