October 13, 1967

On October 13, 1967, the brand, spanking new American Basketball Association played its first game in direct competition with the old, stodgy National Basketball League. Afros and goatees were allowed, even for the white players. To be fair, there were several white players who should have stayed clean shaven. Although Dan Issel would have benefited from growing as much facial hair as possible to hide all that ugly.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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