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What finally brought the ABA and NBA together?

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We look at how the ABA and NBA finally came together in the latest edition of Over and Back's Basketball Mysteries of the 1970s.

This is the final part of our discussion of the off-court battles between the ABA and NBA with Reinis Lacis of The Handle podcast (LamarMatic.com). We talk about ABA MVP George McGinnis flirting with the New York Knicks and how he finally made his way to the Philadelphia 76ers, Dave DeBusschere becoming ABA commissioner, the Atlanta Hawks losing out on No. 1 and No. 3 overall picks David Thompson and Marvin Webster to the ABA’s Denver Nuggets, the Nuggets and the Nets applying to NBA membership and nearly tearing the ABA apart, ABA teams beginning to fold during the season in 1975, an NBA undergraduate draft of ABA players including Moses Malone, the Oscar Robertson lawsuit being settled and clearing the way for free agency and a merger, and much more.

 

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