Basketball: E for Everything

Though they tried mightily to mix it up with the big boys in the National Basketball Association last season, the newly franchisee! San Diego Rockets seemed more like Romper Room rejects playing ring-around-a-rosy. They lost 32 of their final 33 games and finished with a 15-67 record. No matter. By virtue of their low standing, the Rockets got first draft choice from the college crop.

And to no one's surprise, they selected the University of Houston's Elvin ("the Big E") Hayes, 6 ft. 9½ in., 235 Ibs.

and the most versatile player to become eligible since Oscar ("the Big O") Robertson eight...