1974 NBA draft
The 1974 NBA draft was the 28th annual draft of the National Basketball Association. The draft was held on May 1974, before the 1974 -- 75 season. In this draft, 18 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip; the Portland Trail Blazers won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Philadelphia 76ers were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Prior to the draft, the Capital Bullets were renamed the Washington Bullets. An expansion franchise, the New Orleans Jazz, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the tenth pick in each round. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection.
If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. Before the draft, 20 college underclassmen were declared eligible for selection under the "hardship" rule; these players had applied and gave evidence of financial hardship to the league, which granted them the right to start earning their living by starting their professional careers earlier. The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising the selection of 178 players. Bill Walton from the University of California, Los Angeles was selected first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers. Jamaal Wilkes from the University of California, Los Angeles, who went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season, was selected 11th by the Golden State Warriors. Walton, 40th pick George Gervin have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Both Walton and Gervin were named to the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996. Walton won the NBA championship, along with the Finals Most Valuable Player Award, with the Blazers in 1977.
In his career, he won another NBA title with the Boston Celtics in 1986. During that season, he won the Sixth Man of the Year Award. Walton's other achievements include one Most Valuable Player Award in 1978, two All-NBA Team selections and five All-Star Game selections. Gervin had left college in 1972 to play professionally in the American Basketball Association with the Virginia Squires, he joined the NBA in 1976 after both leagues merged. His achievements include two All-ABA Team selections, seven All-NBA Team selections, three ABA All-Star Game selections and nine NBA All-Star Game selections. Jamaal Wilkes won four NBA championships, one with the Golden State Warriors and three with the Los Angeles Lakers, was selected to three All-Star Games. Maurice Lucas, the 14th pick, was selected to four All-Star Games, he won the NBA championship in 1977 with the Trail Blazers. Truck Robinson, the 22nd pick, Phil Smith, the 29th pick, were selected to one All-NBA Team and two All-Star Games each. Bobby Jones, the 5th pick opted to play in the ABA.
He played two seasons in the ABA before joined the NBA with the Denver Nuggets when both leagues merged. His achievements include an NBA championship with the 76ers in 1983, one All-ABA Team selection, one ABA All-Star Game selection, four NBA All-Star Game selections, nine NBA All-Defensive Team selections and one Sixth Man of The Year Award. Five other players from this draft, 6th pick Scott Wedman, 8th pick Campy Russell, 12th pick Brian Winters, 21st pick Billy Knight and 25th pick John Drew, were selected to at least one All-Star Game. Two players drafted went on to have coaching careers in the NBA: Brian Winters and 45th pick Kim Hughes; the following list includes other draft picks. A 1 2 On the draft-day, the Seattle SuperSonics acquired a first-round pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Dick Snyder and a first-round pick; the Sonics used the pick to draft Tommy Burleson. The Cavaliers used the pick to draft Campy Russell. B On May 20, 1974, the Atlanta Hawks acquired Bob Kauffman, Dean Meminger, the tenth pick, a 1975 first-round pick, 1975 and 1976 second-round picks, a 1980 third-round pick from the New Orleans Jazz in exchange for Pete Maravich.
The Hawks used the pick to draft Mike Sojourner. C On the draft-day, the Chicago Bulls acquired a first-round pick from the New York Knicks in exchange for Howard Porter and a 1975 second-round pick; the Bulls used the pick to draft Maurice Lucas. D On August 31, 1972, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired a second-round pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Jim Cleamons; the Lakers used the pick to draft Billy Knight. E On August 23, 1973, the Washington Bullets acquired a second-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Stan Love; the Lakers acquired the pick on September 19, 1972, from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Paul Stovall. The Bullets used the pick to draft Truck Robinson. F On September 10, 1973, the Chicago Bulls acquired John Hummer and a second-round pick from the Buffalo Braves in exchange for Gar Heard, Kevin Kunnert and a 1975 second-round pick; the Bulls used the pick to draft Leon Benbow. G On October 30, 1973, the Phoenix Suns acquired Keith Erickson and a second-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Connie Hawkins.
The Suns used the pick to draft Fred Saunders. H On October 14, 1973, the Portland Trail Blazers acquired a second-round pick from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Rick Adelman; the Blazers used the pick to draft Phil Lumpkin. I On September 11, 1972, the Portland Trail Blazers acquired a second-round
The Cleveland Cavaliers referred to as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division; the team began play as an expansion team in 1970, along with the Portland Trail Blazers and Buffalo Braves. Home games were first held at Cleveland Arena from 1970 to 1974, followed by the Richfield Coliseum from 1974 to 1994. Since 1994, the Cavs have played home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland, shared with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. Dan Gilbert has owned the team since March 2005; the Cavaliers opened their inaugural season losing their first 15 games and struggled in their early years, placing no better than sixth in the Eastern Conference during their first five seasons. The team won their first Central Division title in 1976, which marked the first winning season and playoff appearance in franchise history, where they advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The franchise was purchased by Ted Stepien in 1980. Stepien's tenure as owner was marked by six coaching changes, questionable trades and draft decisions, poor attendance, leading to $15 million in financial losses; the Cavs went 66–180 in that time and endured a 24-game losing streak spanning the 1981–82 and 1982–83 seasons. George and Gordon Gund purchased the franchise in 1983. During the latter half of the 1980s and through much of the 1990s, the Cavs were a regular playoff contender, led by players such as Mark Price and Brad Daugherty, advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1992. After the team's playoff appearance in 1998, the Cavs had six consecutive losing seasons with no playoff action. Cleveland was awarded with the top overall pick in the 2003 draft, they selected LeBron James. Behind James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the Cavaliers again became a regular playoff contender by 2005, they made their first appearance in the NBA Finals in 2007 after winning the first Eastern Conference championship in franchise history.
After failing to return to the NBA Finals in the ensuing three seasons, James joined the Miami Heat in 2010. As a result, the Cavaliers finished the 2010–11 season last in the conference, enduring a 26-game losing streak that, as of 2017, ranks as the longest in NBA history for a single season and second overall. Between 2010 and 2014, the team won the top pick in the NBA draft lottery three times, first in 2011 where they selected Kyrie Irving, again in 2013 and 2014. LeBron James led the team to four straight NBA Finals appearances. In 2016, the Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship, marking Cleveland's first major sports title since 1964; the 2016 NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors marked the first time in Finals history a team had come back to win the series after trailing three games to one. The Cavaliers have made 22 playoff appearances, won seven Central Division titles, five Eastern Conference titles, one NBA title; the Cavaliers began play in the 1970–71 NBA season as an expansion team.
They set losing records in each of their first five seasons before winning their first division title in 1976. That team was led by Austin Carr, Bobby "Bingo" Smith, Jim Chones, Dick Snyder, Nate Thurmond, head coach Bill Fitch, was remembered most for the "Miracle at Richfield", in which the Cavaliers defeated the Washington Bullets 4–3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, they won Game 87 -- 85, on a shot by Snyder with four seconds to go. The Cavaliers moved on to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time, but were without Chones after he broke his foot in a practice right before the series opener; as a result, the Cavaliers went on to lose 4–2 to the Boston Celtics. They made playoff appearances in the following two seasons before going on a six-year playoff hiatus; the early 1980s were marked by Ted Stepien's ownership, who had a disastrous run as owner and de facto general manager between 1980 and 1983. During Stepien's reign, the Cavaliers made a practice of trading future draft picks for marginal veteran players.
His most notable deal sent a 1982 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Dan Ford and the 22nd overall pick in 1980. As a result of Stepien's dealings, the NBA introduced the "Stepien Rule", which prohibits teams from trading first-round draft picks in successive seasons; the Cavaliers went 66–180, dropped to the bottom of the league in attendance and lost $15 million during Stepien's three years as the owner. The Cavs went through six coaches including four during the 1981 -- 82 season; the team finished 15–67, between March and November 1982, the team had a 24-game losing streak, which at the time, was the NBA's longest losing streak. George and Gordon Gund purchased the Cavaliers from Stepien in 1983; the Cavaliers made the playoffs ten times between 1984–85 and 1997–98. In 1988–89, the Cavaliers had their best season to date, finishing the regular season with 57–25 record behind the likes of Brad Daugherty, Mark Price, Ron Harper and Larry Nance, head coach Lenny Wilkens.
They reached the Eastern Conference Finals that year. However, between 1998–99 and 2004–05, the Cavaliers failed to make a playoff appearance; the 2002–03 season saw the Cavaliers finish 17–65, tied for the worst record in the NBA. The Cavaliers' luck changed; the team selected heralded forward and future NBA MVP LeBron James, a native of nearby Akron who had risen to national stardom at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. In 2005, the team would be sold to businessman Dan Gilbert; that year, the
1974–75 NBA season
The 1974–75 NBA season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Championship, sweeping the Washington Bullets 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals; the New Orleans Jazz became the league's 18th franchise. The 1975 NBA All-Star Game was played at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, with the East beating the West 108–102. Walt Frazier of the New York Knicks won the game's MVP award; the NBA Playoffs were expanded from four teams per conference to five teams, adding another round to the playoffs. The Capital Bullets were renamed the Washington Bullets; the Los Angeles Lakers miss the playoffs for the first time since their 1960 move to Southern California. The Warriors, with a record of 48–34, had low expectations against the Boston Celtics and the Bullets, both whom finished with records of 60–22. At the start of the 1974–75 season, the Warriors underwent numerous roster changes, trading away Nate Thurmond for Clifford Ray, a first-round draft pick and $500,000 cash, the original motive of the trade.
This led some sports writers to predict the Warriors would not make the playoffs. Drafting Keith Wilkes proved a master stroke as many questioned his ability to handle the rigors of play in the NBA, his play along with finals MVP Rick Barry, supported by such players as Clifford Ray, Butch Beard and the rest of an able supporting cast, proved to be enough to combat the tough and flashy Bullets, who had a balanced and strong team with the likes of Wes Unseld, Kevin Porter and Elvin Hayes. Until 2015, this was the only championship won by the Warriors in the San Francisco Bay area; the defending champion. The team had upset Milwaukee and super giant Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a year ago, bringing the team full circle from the days of Bill Russell. Cowens was second again in rebounds while scoring over 20 points per game; the Celtics roared to 60 wins this year, despite losing Dave Cowens with a broken foot at the 65-game mark. Jo Jo White was right there with the two stars in scoring, while Paul Silas continued his solid tradition of rebounding.
Reserve Don Nelson, the future coaching great, shot just enough to lead the NBA in accuracy from the floor. Boston's ability to outrebound and outpass teams led to many of those wins; the NBA's other 60-win team was the Washington Bullets. The team had the same core of players. Elvin Hayes and Phil Chenier were the scorers. Kevin Porter, a 6-foot fleet splinter, led the league in assists and foulouts and became a key part of the club. Mike Riordan, the discarded Knick, paid some dividends at forward. With Cowens battling injuries, they became a popular favorite in the East. Hayes, in particular, turned in another All-Pro caliber season as a leading rebounder and shot blocker, his inside defense, in combination with Unseld, created a lot of missed shots for opponents. While the NBA boasted two 60-win giants this year, no other team won over 50 games, a surprising fact. Nine teams did win 40 games or more to show the rising balance of the league; the best of these were Golden State and Chicago. Buffalo supplanted New York as Boston's most serious rival in the Atlantic foursome with 49 wins.
Buffalo boasted high-scoring super star Bob McAdoo. The Big Mac posted a 34.5 scoring average to lead the NBA, making more field goals than any other player. He led in minutes played, while ranking among the best rebounders and shot blockers in the league; the 6'10 220-pounder was threatening enough to earn 798 free throw tries, another league high, converting a solid 81%. The Braves lost sensation Ernie DiGregorio to knee injury, watched former Laker Jim McMillian battle illness, lost Gar Heard for 25 games, which dropped the team from the elite and put more of the load on their star; this dimmed hopes for the playoffs. This would be the high-water mark for the Braves franchise in Buffalo; the franchise left Buffalo to become the San Diego Clippers in 1978 and would not reach the 50-win mark until 2012–13, by which time the Clippers were in their 29th season in Los Angeles and 35th overall in Southern California. Golden State boasted the top-scoring offense in the league at 108.5 points per game to win the Pacific five and 48 games.
Rick Barry turned in one of his greatest seasons to score 30.6 points per game, trying more shots than McAdoo. Barry sank 90% of his free throws with his unique underhand delivery and finished sixth in the NBA in assists, but Barry may have shocked most by leading the NBA in steals as well, using quick hands while playing passing lanes as well as any forward ever. Criticized in the past, Barry's season was such that many writers believed Barry, not Cowens, Hayes or McAdoo, to be the NBA's true MVP this year; the playoffs would tell more of that story. The Washington Bullets led by Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld won 60 games, a tie with the Boston Celtics for first in the league and the Houston Rockets led by Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich reached their first season at.500 as well as made the playoffs for the first time in Houston and second in franchise history. The Chicago Bulls won 47 games to capture their first-ever division title; as usual, Chicago did it with a stifling defense that began with guards Jerry Sloan and Norm Van Lier.
Holdout Bob Love missed 20 games but again led in scoring while signee Nate Thurmond got into the defense at center. The 33-year-old gave the team a needed rebounder while ranking third in the NBA in blocked shots; the defending Western Conference c
Southampton, New York
Southampton the Town of Southampton, is a town located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York on the South Fork of Long Island. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town had a total population of 56,790. Southampton is included in the stretch of shoreline prominently known as The Hamptons. Stony Brook University's Southampton campus is located here; the town was founded when settlers from Lynn, Massachusetts established residence on lands obtained from local Shinnecock Indian Nation in 1640. The first settlers included eight men, one woman, a boy who came ashore at Conscience Point; these men were Thomas Halsey, Edward Howell, Edmond Farrington, Edmund Needham, Abraham Pierson the Elder, Thomas Sayre, Josiah Stanborough, George Welbe, Henry Walton and Job Sayre. By July 7, 1640, they had determined the town boundaries. During the next few years, Southampton was further increased in population by 43 families. From 1644, the colonists established an organised whale fishery, significant in the history of whaling as the first in New England.
They chased pilot whales onto the shelving beaches for a sort of dolphin drive hunting. They processed drift whales they found on shore, they observed the Native Americans' hunting techniques, improved on their weapons and boats, went out to ocean hunting. The first meeting house was on a hill, the site of the current Southampton Hospital; the oldest existent house in the town is the Halsey House at 249 Main Street, built by Thomas Halsey, one of the first Englishmen to trade with the Shinnecocks. Southampton has 47 public and private cemeteries, not including Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, claimed as an Indian burial ground, no longer in active use. Southampton is named after the port city of Southampton in England; the Town of Southampton operates an official historical web site. The site shows the locations of over 100 points of interest, historic markers, historic districts as well as over 1500 photos. In 2005 the Shinnecock nation filed a lawsuit against the state seeking the return of 3,500 acres in Southampton located near the tribe’s reservation, billions of dollars in reparations for damages suffered by colonial land grabs.
The disputed property includes the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, which Shinnecock say is the location of tribe burial grounds. The tribe has challenged the state legislatures' approval of an 1859 sale of the 3,500 acres of tribal land; this broke the terms of a 1,000-year-lease signed by Southampton colonial officials and the tribe in 1703. The suit charges that in 1859, a group of powerful New York investors conspired to break the lease by sending the state Legislature a fraudulent petition from a number of Shinnecock tribal members. Although other tribal members protested that the petition was a forgery, the legislature approved the sale of 3,500 acres of tribal land; the current town supervisor is Jay Schneiderman, a former Independence Party member now a registered Democratic, elected in November 2015 with 56.34% of the vote and again in November 2017 with 62.3%. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 295.6 square miles, of which, 138.9 square miles of it is land and 156.7 square miles of it is water.
The total area is 53.02% water. The Town of Southampton contains 7 incorporated villages and 16 unincorporated areas, which are called hamlets in New York state. North Haven Quogue Sag Harbor – with the Town of East Hampton Sagaponack Southampton Westhampton Beach West Hampton Dunes As of the census of 2000, there were 54,712 people, 21,504 households and 13,805 families residing in the town; the population density was 394.0 people per square mile. There were 35,836 housing units at an average density of 258.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 87.98% White, 6.62% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.28% from other races, 1.73% from two or more races. There were 21,504 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99. In the town, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $53,887, the median income for a family was $65,144. Males had a median income of $47,167 versus $32,054 for females; the per capita income for the town was $31,320. About 5.3% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over. In 2016, according to Business Insider, the 11962 zip code encompassing Sagaponack, within Southampton, was listed as the most expensive in the U. S. with a median home sale price of $8.5 million. Major employers in Southampton include Bridgehampton WBAZ – 102.5 FMHampton Bays WLIR – 107.1 FMSag Harbor WLNG – 92.1 FMSouthampton WHFM – 95.3 FM WPPB – 88.3 FM WRLI – 91.3 FMWesthampton WBON – 98.5 FM Riley Biggs, American football player Tim Bishop, U.
S. Representative Amanda Clark, Olympic sailor Mary L. Cleave, engineer and NASA astronaut Pyrrhus Concer, former slave Pamela Council, artist Paul Gibson, Major League basebal
West Georgia Wolves
The West Georgia Wolves are the athletic teams that represent the University of West Georgia, located in Carrollton, Georgia, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Wolves compete as members of the Gulf South Conference for all 13 varsity sports. West Georgia has been a member of the GSC since 1983. Basketball: holds one National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championship in 1974. Co-ed cheerleading: holds eight consecutive UCA Division II titles 2002-2009 and 11 total UCA division II titles for 2011, 2014, 2015 wins. All-female cheerleading: has earned 7 UCA Division II National Championships in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013. Tim Brooks, former member of the 1999 Gulf South Conference Championship men's cross country team, was named head coach of the men's and women's teams in 2010. Official record against all current GSC opponents: West Georgia's softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1974. In 2003, the University of West Georgia acquired 250 acres from the city of Carrollton for the purpose of creating a stadium and athletic complex.
Such a facility would serve a dual role: give the UWG sports teams a facility that they could use, aid the university in attracting additional students. The funding for this venture was made possible through private donations and increased student fees approved by the Student Government Association. During the summer of 2008, construction began on this facility and, in the fall of 2009, the University Stadium opened; the stadium seats 9,600, providing ample space for any sporting or entertainment event. Additionally, the new athletic complex includes a stadium and practice field for the Wolves’ soccer program, a new softball stadium and a women’s field house with locker-room facilities for women’s sports. There are plans to relocate Cole Field from its current location beside the Biology Building to the Athletic Complex. On October 4, 2014, the University Stadium hosted its first Top-25 matchup in its 6-year history; the game was between the #24 UWG Wolves and the #22 UWA Tigers. It was the first time.
The final scored showed just how tough of a game it would be as UWG edged out UWA 26-17. It was UWG's first win in the series after 5 previous tries; the Coliseum is an on-campus indoor arena in Georgia. It is used for basketball and volleyball, is the home field of the University of West Georgia; the arena holds 6,475 spectators and opened in 2009. The total construction cost was $24.7 million. The concourse level of the facility includes a two-story lobby that offers an area for event pre-function gatherings; the concourse level features concession stands and restrooms. The lower level of the facility houses the floor of the arena, spacious locker rooms for the men and women basketball teams, the volleyball team, visiting teams, referees. Additionally, this level includes a trainer’s facility; the Coliseum has a maple wood floor surrounded by seating and a four-sided, state-of-the-art video scoreboard suspended over center court. The upper level includes three large skyboxes for UWG officials and friends to gather during events.
The Coliseum hosts UWG commencement ceremonies and other various events. The Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA and AAAA boys' and girls' basketball quarterfinal round of the playoffs are held at this facility annually. Official website
The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference; the team plays its home games at Barclays Center. They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City; the team was established in 1967 as a charter franchise of the NBA's rival league, the American Basketball Association. They played in New Jersey as the New Jersey Americans during their first season, before moving to Long Island in 1968 and changing their name to the New York Nets. During this time, the Nets won two ABA championships. In 1976, the ABA merged with the NBA, the Nets were absorbed into the NBA along with three other ABA teams. In 1977, the team returned to New Jersey and played as the New Jersey Nets from 1977 to 2012. During this time, the Nets won two consecutive Eastern Conference championships, but failed to win a league title. In the summer of 2012, the team moved to Barclays Center, took its current geographic name.
The Brooklyn Nets were founded in 1967 and played in Teaneck, New Jersey, as the New Jersey Americans. In its early years, the team led a nomadic existence, moving to Long Island in 1968 and playing in various arenas there as the New York Nets. Led by Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving, the Nets won two ABA championships in New York before becoming one of four ABA teams to be admitted into the NBA as part of the ABA–NBA merger in 1976; the team moved back to New Jersey in 1977 and became the New Jersey Nets. During their time in that state, the Nets saw periods of losing and misfortune intermittent with several periods of success, which culminated in two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons by teams led by point guard Jason Kidd. After playing 35 seasons in New Jersey, the team moved back to the state of New York, changed its geographic name to Brooklyn, began playing in the new Barclays Center, starting with the 2012–13 NBA season; the Boston Celtics were once rivals of the Nets during the early 2000s because of their respective locations and their burgeoning stars.
The Nets were led by Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin, while the Celtics were experiencing newfound success behind Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker. The rivalry began to heat up in the 2002 Eastern Conference Finals, preceded by trash-talking from the Celtics who claimed Martin was a "fake" tough guy. Things progressed as the series started, on-court tensions seemed to spill into the stands. Celtic fans berated Kidd and his family with chants of "Wife Beater!" in response to Kidd's 2001 domestic abuse charge. When the series returned to New Jersey, Nets fans responded, with some brandishing signs that read "Will someone please stab Paul Pierce?" Referring to a night club incident in 2000 in which Pierce was stabbed 11 times. When asked about the fan barbs being traded, Kenyon Martin stated, "Our fans hate them, their fans hate us." Bill Walton said at the time that Nets-Celtics was the "beginning of the next great NBA rivalry" during the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002 with the Nets advancing to the NBA Finals, though New Jersey swept Boston in the 2003 playoffs.
On November 28, 2012 there were indications that the rivalry might be rekindled when an altercation occurred on the court, resulting in the ejection of Rajon Rondo, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries. Rondo was suspended for two games in the aftermath, while Kevin Garnett were fined; the story was revisited on December 25, when Wallace grabbed Garnett's shorts and the two had to be broken up by referees and players alike. However, the rivalry between the Nets and the Celtics appeared cooled off by the June 2013 blockbuster trade that dealt Celtics stars Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets in exchange for Wallace and others; this move was billed as a merger of the two Atlantic Division teams. Celtics announcer Sean Grande said, "It's as if you found a great home for these guys. You couldn't have found a better place; these guys will be in the New York market, they'll be on a competitive team, they'll stay on national TV. It's funny. So with Celtics fans feeling the way they do about the Heat, feeling the way they do about the Knicks, the Nets are going to become the second team now."
The Knicks–Nets rivalry has been a geographical one, with the Knicks playing in Madison Square Garden in the New York City borough of Manhattan, while the Nets played in the suburban area of Long Island and in New Jersey, since 2012 have been playing at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Media outlets have noted the Knicks–Nets rivalry's similarity to those of other New York City teams, such as the Major League Baseball Subway Series rivalry between the American League's New York Yankees and the National League's New York Mets, the National Football League rivalry between the National Football Conference's New York Giants and the American Football Conference's New York Jets, the result of the boroughs' proximity through the New York City Subway; the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn competed via the Dodgers–Giants rivalry, when the two teams were known as the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. Like the Knicks and Nets, the Giants and Dodgers played in Manhattan and Brooklyn and were fierce intraleague rivals.
The rivalry between the New York Islanders and New York Rangers of the National Hockey League has taken on a similar dimension since the Islanders moved to
Southampton (village), New York
Southampton is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The village is named after the Earl of Southampton; the Village of Southampton is in the southeast part of the county in the Town of Southampton, is colloquially known as Southampton, despite being part of the Town of Southampton. The population was 3,109 at the 2010 census. Southampton is the largest of communities in the summer colony known as The Hamptons, it is arguably the commercial center of the southern "fork" of Long Island, serves as the home base for several region-wide businesses and has the area's only hospital. Southampton Village is considered one of the area's two most prestigious communities. A large number of wealthy and influential people have homes in the "estate section" of the village, the area north of the Atlantic Ocean front. Southampton has been home to prominent residents including members of the Ford, Du Pont, Eisenhower and Morgan families. Today, the village is itself home to half of the billionaires who have residences in the eight hamlets and villages that constitute the Hamptons.
Southampton Village has a large year round population, at 3,100 residents. It has 2 - 3x the population of any of the other hamlets in the Hamptons; as a result, it is most built up of the communities in the Hamptons. It is the most diverse of the villages and hamlets that constitute the Hamptons. Southampton Village has the largest communities of African Americans and Asians in the Hamptons; the incorporated Village of Southampton is headed by Mayor Michael Irving. This area is policed by the Southampton Village Police Department. Southampton, settled in 1640 and incorporated as a village in 1894 began with a small group of English settlers who set sail from Lynn and landed on June 12, 1640, at what is now known as Conscience Point, it is the oldest English settlement in the state of New York and is named after the English Earl of Southampton. The Shinnecock tribe welcomed the arrival of the white settlers in 1640 and not only gave them land to live on, "Olde Towne", but shared with the settlers their knowledge of planting corn and fertilizing it with fish, growing crops, digging clams and scallops from nearby bays and trapping game.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, fishing and duck raising were the predominant industries. The early settlers, with the help of a resident Shinnecock Indian guide, were led over an old woodland trail, now North Sea Road to an ideal spot for their first settlement. There, at the head of, they constructed their first homes; the Shinnecock Reservation, established in 1701, is the oldest Native American reservation in the United States. A property called the Halsey House was a homestead by pioneer Thomas Halsey in 1640. A rare "first period" house was built in 1660 when Main Street, in the pioneer hamlet of Southampton, was first laid out, its owner, Thomas Halsey, was one of the original families who bought property from the Shinnecocks in 1640. It is one of the oldest English-type frame houses in the state. Dr. Theodore Gaillard Thomas, a New York City physician is regarded at the founder of the resort community termed the Summer Colony, of Southampton, he convinced a number of his wealthy clients about the beauty and potential restorative nature of the rural environment of Southampton.
His efforts to develop this resort community began in 1863. He proved successful at establishing what grew into a prominent and affluent community of summer residents. Dr. Thomas and his friends established many of the leading institutions in Southampton including the St. Andrews Dune Church, the Shinnecock Golf Club, the Meadow Club, the Southampton Beach Club and The Parrish Art Museum. Over time, several of the other villages and hamlets in what has become called the Hamptons became a haven for affluent summer season vacationers. Southampton Village, which hosted the earliest summer community of prominent residents and was arguably the center for upper class Americans, grew larger and faster than the others. Southampton has served as home to members of the Ford, Du Pont, Atterbury and Eisenhower families. Southampton Village is regarded as one of the premier summer resort areas in the country; the community of summer residents occupy the top echelon of American social and financial circles.
Accordingly, real estate is expensive in the village. The Estate Section, which contains the majority of the homes for the affluent residents, lies directly north of the Atlantic oceanfront and extends to Hill Street. Particular streets of note in the area include Ox Pasture Road, Halsey Neck Lane, Coopers Neck Lane, First Neck Lane and South Main Street; the homes around Lake Agawam, referred to by Dr. Thomas as "the center of our Summer Colony" are noteworthy for their architectural pedigree and historical provenance; the oceanfront roads - Gin Lane and Meadow Lane - are the most expensive roads in the village. Meadow Lane in particular has been called Billionaire Lane, cited as having among the most expensive residential real estate in the country. Other areas in the village house the large population of year-round residents; these neighborhoods extend from Hill Street northwards to Route 27, east to the hamlet of Water Mill, west to the area of Tuckahoe in Southampton Town. The Shinnecock Indian Reservation borders the village on its southwestern border.
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