Mel Daniels Rumors
Peter Vecsey: RMiller’s remembrance of Mel Daniels was phenomenal. Slick Leonard’s reflected core of undying love 4 each other & Pacers past & present. Slick cried…as we all did, and do. Never has there been a person as habitually straightforward as Mel Daniels, who had so many people claiming 2B his best friend. It’s a tie!
Prior to tip-off on Saturday night’s game against the Jazz, the Pacers will mourn the passing of Basketball Hall of Famer and Pacers great, Mel Daniels, with a moment of silence. On Wednesday, November 4, the Pacers will recognize and celebrate his life and accomplishments with a series of special tributes throughout the game.
I called Mel to congratulate him after hearing of his selection to the Hall of Fame in 2012. He was the first ABA player to go into the Hall, but he wasn’t celebrating. He immediately began complaining. Slick should have gone in before him. Brown, too. Certain ABA opponents as well. His selection only dredged up his feelings for other people.