Sad News: Randy Smith, R.I.P.

So sad to read in today’s New York Times online that ex-NBA guard and Buffalo Brave Randy Smith, who set the consecutive games record at an amazing 906, died of a heart attack while running on a treadmill.  Excellent and underrated guard and player, quick, athletic, and a very good shooter.

Published in: on June 6, 2009 at 11:23 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Not many of us remember the Buffalo Braves, but I sure do. Those teams with McAdoo, Ernie D and Randy Smith weren’t too bad in the mid-70s.

  2. Not bad Braves teams at all in the mid-1970s, Mike. “Two for McAdoo!” was the frequent call after he continually poured in buckets. There was a good article in he Buffalo News about Smith, to whom many referred as the best athlete with whom they had ever played or had coached. The Braves had some good series with Boston, and many including myself would still assert that the foul call assessed to McAdoo on Jo Jo White in Game 6 of 1974 was weak.

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