Bobby Jones, defensive master..old school 76ers. Dunked on brothers regularly

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  1. How many of you guys are old enough to have seen him do his thing?
    all around team player, and defensive badass!

    Discuss.
     
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  3. Thank you for the videos. Much appreciated. I was worried that younger guys might not know who Bobby jones was, or how amazing he was.
    He did it all with class, and for the TEAM!
     
  4. BeyondFedUp

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    Bobby Jones was a great player!

    I remember him and the decent man he was on and off the court. Julius Irving always knew it and gave great respect when speaking of Jones. Some of the most memorable plays of the 76ers '83 Championship involved Jones or Irving making an assist to the other.

    Jones led quietly and by example, like a lot of great White athletes.
     
  5. Yes he did. A great man of character & conviction.
    Need more leaders like him on the court and in industry.
     
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    Although I enjoyed watching Larry Bird, he did nothing to help change attitudes towards white players with his words. He once said that he always had to guard other white players and considered it an insult. Well, I believe I saw Jones get the best of Bird several times in the first video. Thanks DD for the video and for the thread Earl.
     
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    Bird is GOAT basketball no doubt. However, he wasn’t interested in political statements...just “success”. Like Don has said, we cannot depend on these overpaid primadonnas to stand for the White race...it’ll never happen.
     
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    Bobby Jones was the reason I wanted the Sixers to beat the Lakers in 1980. He was the White stud on the team with Dr J.
     
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    They would finally get it done in '83. That was a phenomenal team and Jones and Irving were key. They had all the right pieces. Jones was a stabilizer and leader, always firing up the team by his leadership and he had a way of making the bench go crazy on a lot of his hustle plays. Huge intangible qualities. They really took it to the Lakers after coming up short in '80 and '82.
     
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    Bobby Jones reminds me of Tom Chambers on the offensive end and Kevin McHale on defense. He was a true stud. All star on both ends of the court. Wish I could have seen him play live. Great videos!
     
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