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ABA Reunion

In late August 1997, ABA fans, players, and personalities gathered at the ABA Reunion in Indianapolis to revisit their fond memories of the "red white and blue league." The Reunion Celebration included a memorabilia show, an ABA auction, and a formal banquet to honor the 30 members of the All-Time ABA team. To find out exactly what happened at the Reunion, click here for an ABA Reunion Retrospective.

ABA Articles and Columns by Dan Pattison

Real Memories: The 1997 ABA Reunion
A Magnificent Obsession: The 1973 ABA All-Star Game (Salt Lake City)
Zelmo Beaty: A Tribute (Utah Stars)
Willie Wise: A Tribute (Utah Stars)
Red Robbins: The Big Easy (Utah Stars/New Orleans Buccaneers)
Leonard, Auerbach Fuel Dying ABA-NBA Verbal Fire (Indiana Pacers-1976)
McGinnis Signing Completes Pacers' Transitional Summer (Indiana Pacers-1974)
It's Loughery's Foes Who Really Are Blue (New York Nets-1975)
Injecting Some Spirits into the City of St. Louis (Spirits of St. Louis-1975)
Billy Paultz: Shedding an Image (San Antonio Spurs/New York Nets-1976)
The Secret Life of James Silas (San Antonio Spurs-1976)
Artis Gilmore: Has Big A Decided Enough is Enough? (Kentucky Colonels-1975)
Issel and the Nuggets (Denver Nuggets/Kentucky Colonels-1975)
Joe Mullaney: Patching the Sounds (Memphis Sounds-1975)
Squires Welcome "Dr. Erving" (Virginia Squires-1971)
Dracula Has Struck (San Diego Sails/Baltimore Claws/Utah Stars/Spirits of St. Louis-1975)

ABA (General)

The ABA Way: For Pure Entertainment Value, American Basketball Association Was a Slam Dunk (by Michael Murphy, © 1996 Houston Chronicle)
All-Star Showdown Helped Lift ABA (by Michael Murphy, © 1996 Houston Chronicle)
Which team was the ABA's All-Time Best Team? (© 1997 Ron Harris)
American Academy of Achievement Interview with Julius Erving (© 1997 American Academy of Achievement)
American Academy of Achievement Julius Erving Biography (©1997 American Academy of Achievement)
Dr. J, Ice recall ABA's fun times
(by Martin Fennelly, © Tampa Tribute, October 15, 1997)

Denver Rockets/Nuggets

Brett Ballantini's April 1999 interview with Dan Issel

Kentucky Colonels

Brett Ballantini's April 1999 interview with Dan Issel
"It's Time for the A-Train to Make a Stop at the Hall"
(by Brett Ballantini, © Brett Ballantini, March 2000)

New York Nets

They Had a Ball: The New York Nets' 1974 Championship Run (by Mark Herrmann, © Newsday, September 15, 1999)

Pittsburgh Pipers/Condors

Basketball proponents undeterred by history, skepticism and studies: Full court press is on for international league team (by Anthony Todd Carlisle, © Pittsburgh Business Times, May 19, 1997)
Brett Ballantini's April 1999 interview with Walt Szczerbiak (Condors' forward, 1971-72)

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Still in Debt to ABA (by David King, © 1996 San Antonio Express-News)
San Antonio's Lone Star Game (by David King, © 1996 San Antonio Express-News)
"Iceman Didn't Cometh Too Easily - Owner's Will, Federal Judge Finally Made Gervin a Spur" (by David King, © 1996 San Antonio Express-News)

Spirits of St. Louis

Brett Ballantini's April 1999 Interview with Bob Costas (Radio/TV Voice of the Spirits)
Former ABA teammates Barnes, Gerard living proof of evils of drugs (by Michael Murphy, © 1999 Houston Chronicle)

ABA All-Time Team

The ABA Reunion Committee announced the 30 Year ABA All-Time Team to the press on July 18, 1997. The 30 members of this team were formally honored at the ABA Reunion in Indianapolis (August 22-24, 1997). Roger Brown, Louie Dampier, Mel Daniels, Julius Erving, George Gervin, Artis Gilmore, and Dan Issel were unanimous selections.

The ABA on HBO

Information on the HBO documentary "Long Shots: The Life and Times of the American Basketball Association." (premiered June 9, 1997, now available on home video)

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