Pro Basketball: Wheels Within Wheels

PRO BASKETBALL

For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name,

He writes—not that you won or lost —but how you played the Game.

—Grantland Rice

The sentiments, exactly, of the players in last week's National Basketball Association All-Star game. To begin with, there was never any question about who would win, because all the big stars—Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson—were on one side. The East had already won the game three years in a row, and had no trouble making it four straight, 137-94. But if the game itself was...

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