The Links: The surprising Darius Morris and the leadership of Keith Appling

December 2, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state, a day late this week because of the holiday weekend. Chris Webber is writing an autobiography that could include his side [...]

Detroit native Mel Daniels might get another chance at a Hall of Fame moment

November 13, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes After many years of being overlooked, Detroit Pershing and ABA great Mel Daniels was finally inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame last year. Unfortunately, he became [...]

The Links: Branden Dawson’s recovery and Jordan Crawford as a potential starter

September 30, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. A controversial shot by Flint Northwestern great Trent Tucker is remembered by SI for Kids. (Sports Illustrated) Video of the Hall [...]

The Links: Paul Davis is the 54th best Washington Wizard of the last five years and Mark Cuban defends Chris Kaman

September 9, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Bob Root steps down as head coach at Carman-Ainsworth. (Great Lakes Hoops) Grand Valley State will be holding tryouts Sept. 27. [...]

Curtis Harris of @HPBasketball and @ProHoopsHistory on Michigan’s Hall of Famers Mel Daniels and Chet Walker

September 7, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes One of my favorite writers around, Curtis Harris, who writes for Hardwood Paroxysm and curates the fantastic @ProHoopsHistory Twitter feed, wrote about the state of Michigan’s two [...]

Video: Hubie Brown, Billy Cunnigham and others talk about Detroit Pershing great Mel Daniels

September 5, 2012 in Professional

Yahoo! sports produced the above video with some NBA and ABA legends discussing Detroit Pershing great Mel Daniels, who is being inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame this month. [...]

Legendary coach Will Robinson played a key role in the life of Hall of Fame inductee Mel Daniels

August 31, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes It has taken Detroit Pershing great Mel Daniels longer than it rightfully should have to be enshrined in the Naismith Hall of Fame partially because most of [...]

Several Michiganders involved in this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame ceremonies

August 29, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Michigan natives Chet Walker of Benton Harbor and Mel Daniels (read the story I wrote about Daniels in the early days of this site) of Detroit Pershing [...]

Detroit Pershing great and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Mel Daniels was the ultimate ‘late bloomer’

August 7, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Detroit Pershing great Mel Daniels is one of professional basketball’s best kept secrets, namely because most of his pro success came in the ABA rather than the [...]

Detroit Pershing great Mel Daniels is a Hall of Famer

April 2, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes The closest ABA and Detroit Pershing legend Mel Daniels got to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame came in 2009 when New York Post columnist and professional shit-stirrer [...]