Sport: Jumping Man

The lithe, well-muscled young man took a pass in the corner of the court and whirled for a jump shot. A Detroit Pistons defender bumped him heavily with his hip. Tipped sideways in midair, Bob Pettit shot anyway. The ball swished cleanly through the hoop, and the St. Louis Hawks went on to a 104-100 victory. In the stands at Detroit's Olympia Stadium, a basketball-wise visitor, the Minneapolis Lakers' Coach John Kundla, shook his head in admiration. "I've been in this league twelve years," he said, "and I coached George Mikan, but I think...

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