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Bob Brannum’s Brawn
Bob Brannum displayed why he received his nickname “The Tank” in this photograph! Brannum’s physical style of play led him to average over 250 personal fouls per season. He once committed 279 fouls in only 59 games, a figure bested only by the Minneapolis Lakers big man George Milkan, who committed 19 more fouls but […]
Hall-of-Fame Playoff Battle
Led by All-NBA stars Bob Cousy and Bill Sharman, the Celtics scored an average of 101.5 points per game during the 1954-55 season, the best in the league. On the other hand, they also gave up a league-worst 101.5 points per game, which led to a predictable 36-36 record. In the 1955 Eastern Division Semifinals, […]
The Boston Garden Brawl
The Syracuse Nationals traveled to Boston Garden on March 21, 1953, for one of the most legendary NBA playoff games. Physical play led to punches thrown between Bob Brannum of the Celtics and Dolph Schayes of the Nationals. The brawl extended when Nats shooter Billy Gabor tried to fight the police, who were breaking up […]