HoopsHype Bob Pettit rumors

November 9, 2011 Updates

SLAM: What stands out most about the night Pettit scored 50 in Game 6 of the ’58 Finals? EM: All I remember is telling my teammates, “I’ll break your arm if you shoot. Give the ball to Bobby.” He was unstoppable, and it was one of the unsung phenomenal games anyone has played: 50 points in the deciding game against Russell and the Celtics? Bob was a very difficult cover because he could move enough to beat anyone one-on-one, and he was one of the first men who started weight training, which we were told would make us muscle-bound and unable to shoot. Once he developed the strength to go with his toughness and skills, he was impossible to guard. You could not knock him off his shot or away from the rebound. SLAM

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