Sports World Bids Farewell to Legend John Wooden

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Sports World Bids Farewell to Legend John Wooden Although this space is usually reserved for celebrity sightings and wacky stunts, we felt it was worth taking a brief hiatus for the late, great John Wooden.

The man rewrote the record books in college basketball in the 1960s and ’70s, and no one has gotten close to whiting out his name. The first person to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and coach, Wooden also still stands as far and away the leader in captured national titles with 10, which he unfathomably done in just 12 years at UCLA, including seven straight national championships from 1964-1975.

Wooden embodied grace. He never brought in a salary of more than $35,000, and never asked for a raise. His .804 career winning percentage is legendary, but not nearly as legendary as the man himself.

Here’s to you, John Wooden. You will be sorely missed.

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Sports World Bids Farewell to Legend John Wooden

Quote of the Day

“What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.”
–John Wooden

Comment of the Day

They say it’s rude to talk about how much someone makes, but in the case of Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, it may be all right.

“he doesnt need money, gisele makes 10 times what manning makes”
–i

Video of the Day

If you’re going to be the No. 1 overall pick, you better know how to get thrown out of a game without overdoing it. Teenager Bryce Harper will fit right in.

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