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NBA one-on-one tournament


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Hello.

I am trying to find any information about the NBA One-on-One Tournaments that were held back in the 1970s. Does anyone remember them or know where to find details.

I don't recall much, but I do remember watching some of them. I think they were held during the 1971-73 seasons, but I'm not sure. They were shot on tape, and played back at halftime of NBA games on ABC.

From what I recall, there was little or no crowds at the tournament. The games were half-court, and even though the NBA didn't have a three-point shot, the ABA three-point circle was painted on the court for the players to "take it back" (instead of using the half-court line like you do on the playground). Games were to 21 points, and you had to win by two. There was a referee to call fouls.

The only certain information I have found is that Geoff Petrie of the Portland Trailblazers won the tournament in 1973. (It's on his bio as president of the Sacramento Kings.)

Thanks for your help.

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Were these games of 1-on-1 or HORSE?

I remember seeing a game of HORSE on ESPN Classic about 6 months ago, with Pete Maravich and George Gervin. There were all types of trick shots and stuff.

I was pretty much mesmerized.

Today, one of the trick shots would involve making a 16-foot jump shot.

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Were these games of 1-on-1 or HORSE?

I remember seeing a game of HORSE on ESPN Classic about 6 months ago, with Pete Maravich and George Gervin. There were all types of trick shots and stuff.

I was pretty much mesmerized.

No, the ones on ABC were one-on-one games.

The HORSE tournament you refer to came on CBS after they won the NBA rights from ABC in the late '70s.

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I remember them. They were on tape and usually played at halftime of the televised game. The players were in some empty gym playing a one-on-one game. It was pretty weak even back then.

If memory serves they also had a similar feature with dunks instead of one-on-one games.

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