Tiny Archibald Rumors
16 Apr 14
04 Sep 13
Peter Vecsey: Dean was to have been honored tomorrow at Rucker Park, along w Tiny Archibald & Em Bryant. Following autopsy, wake tentatively planned 4 Wed
Nate “Tiny” Archibald, one of the best players in NBA history and arguably the greatest little man ever, talked for an hour last week in a small auditorium/cafeteria to a group of captivated middle school students at the innovative Imagine Charter School. Not once did he mention basketball. Didn’t need to. Didn’t plan to. Doesn’t even like to. That’s not his message anymore. That ticket to fame flamed out long ago. At age 62, Archibald continues to reinvent himself through a slow but startling transformation, from a Hall of Fame player who retired in 1984 into one of the most educated, most academically driven ex-athletes in America today.
“It might not be a big deal to some people, but to me, getting the Ph.D. will be my greatest accomplishment,” he said during a lunch interview with FanHouse. “I’m no Einstein, that’s for sure, and I’m not smarter than anyone else, but maybe I’ve been more persistent. And I understand the value of education.”