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By Phil Hecken
With the NBA tipping off a short while ago, and the college basketball season kicking off last evening, (and if you missed Paul’s ESPN College Hoops Preview, click here), it’s time to devote at least one column this fall to hoops. And of course, when I think of the NBA, . . . → Read More: The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh…kinda
The final installment of the Uni Watch Power Rankings is now up and running. Thanks for a fun week, everyone.
Meanwhile: Our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions are running their annual Basketball Hall of Fame auction, and there’s lots of primo stuff. Let’s take a look:
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Longtime reader/contributor/genius Marty Hick recently told me about an interesting project he’s been working on: He finds old paintings in thrift stores and then paints old NBA and ABA logos onto them.
“I got the idea from a local artist,” says Marty. “My band was playing at the annual Rock ’n’ Roll Craft Show here in St. Looie. One of the featured artists took thrifted paintings and added monsters to them (they actually looked more like the ghosts from Pac-Man). I decided to steal his idea, and I thought that old basketball logos would be perfect. The difficult part has been finding suitable paintings to match up with particular logos.”
So far Marty has done four of these. The first one was a landscape painting that he supplemented with the old Milwaukee Bucks logo (for all of these, you can click to enlarge):