Comment of the Day: The ABA's Dreaded Time Machine

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We noted how this week brings the anniversary of the ABA-NBA merger, and told of five things the old, colorful ABA gave us that the NBA never will -- like a paid attendance figure of 89 (right here in Houston!).

It brought back another memory.

scotter wrote:

miss the eccentric players of the ABA.

Marvin Barnes played for the Spirits of St. Louis in the old ABA. Barnes was supposed to catch a flight that departed at 8:00 p.m. from St. Louis, and arrived at 7:59 p.m. in Kansas City, due to the change from Eastern to Central time. Barnes missed his flight. When his coach asked him why he wasn't at the game, Barnes said he wasn't "getting on no damn time machine."

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