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What did Zelmo Beaty do for Utah? (Basketball Mysteries of the 1970s)

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The 1971 ABA champion Utah Stars with Zelmo Beaty, Willie Wise, Ron Boone and coach Bill Sharman are discussed with special guest Curtis Harris of Pro Hoops History on the latest episode of Over and Back’s Basketball Mysteries of the 1970s. They talk about Sharman’s inspirational speech after the Stars lost in the Finals in 1970, Beaty becoming the second major NBA star to defect to the ABA, the franchise moving from Los Angeles to Utah, making Salt Lake into the “Green Bay of basketball,” the Stars’ dogged rivalry with the Indiana Pacers, Mack Calvin, Red Robbins, Glen Combs, Jimmy Jones and much more.