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Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:56 pm
by Stan Syckes
Anyone ever discovered a picture of the famous Nat Hickey? I've found a couple Original Celtics photos but didn't know which one he'd be.

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 3:44 pm
by rlee
Stan,

I sent you a pic of Hickey since I do not know how to post images here.

Can anyone explain the image posting process?

Thanks

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 4:35 pm
by Stan Syckes
Thank you! Wow ... love the picture of these old uniforms.Thanks again.

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:05 pm
by Mike Goodman
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This took about 15 seconds to find and post (with Firefox)
1) Google 'Nat Hickey'
2) click on 'Images'
3) find one that's actually tagged as Nat Hickey (hover cursor over images to get short description)
4) right click to get a short menu; click on "Copy Image Location"
5) in this forum, in your Reply or New Topic post, click on the 'Img' button
6) 'Enter' key places the URL of the image location you have copied
7) 'Submit' button creates your post, and the actual image appears within.

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:37 pm
by rlee
Mike,

The pic I have is not available online.

How do I post the image?

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:13 pm
by Mike Goodman
If you can upload from your computer to, say, your Facebook page -- or any online photo storage, I'd think -- then right-click on your picture and continue from 'Copy Image Location'.

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:30 am
by James Ryan
The easiest image-hosting website to use is http://imageshack.us/. After you upload your image, you'll be given a direct link that you can post here.

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:40 pm
by rlee
Thanks for the tip. I have posted a link (below). Did I do this right, James?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/honey006.jpg/

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:21 am
by James Ryan
Yep, you did.

Nice picture, by the way!

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:38 am
by Mike Goodman
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A player known only as HR ?
Is Dave Kerr related to Johnny or Steve Kerr?

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:49 pm
by Robert Bradley
"HR" would be John "Honey" Russell.

I believe the picture may come from the biography of Russell (Honey Russell: Between Games, Between Halves).

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:17 pm
by rlee
That is correct, Robert

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:03 am
by josegr
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Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:44 pm
by Mike Goodman
The caption with the bottom photo is pretty funny. I guess the writer or editor just doesn't know basketball.
Hickey isn't going high, and he isn't blocking any shot. A shooter isn't 'backed up' by a teammate. This is obviously a rebound, one that bounced out beyond Hickey. Van Breda Kolff went up for it but deferred to Kuka.

In both pictures, the Knicks are wearing hot pants, while Hickey's shorts are relatively baggy. About the size of Stockton's in the '00s.

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:26 pm
by Jon Scott
I don't know how common this photo is, but recently ran across this in the January 5, 1941 Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader.

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It accompanied the preview of a game held in Lexington between the Original Celtics and a team from Louisville called the Edentide club. Edentide apparently was composed of former collegians, including UK players Layton Rouse and Warfield Donohue.

As it turned out, Edentide won the game. A couple of notes:

  • According to the article(s) the Celtics had previously played in Lexington was "in the Jazz age" (if anyone knows the exact date I'd appreciate knowing what it was)
  • The game was for charity promoted by the Lexington Lions Club. The Celtics agreed to only take expenses for the game, at the request of Adolph Rupp.
  • According to the article Rupp was "largely responsible for urging the Celtics to appear here. Rupp said he thought the hundreds of basketball maniacs in this region would be interested in watching the best team in the world."
  • Edentide ended up winning the game 44-41.
  • Bobby McDermott, who had been banged up earlier in a game against the Kautsky's did not play. According to the post-game article he was treated by UK's trainer Frank "Skipper" Mann but was not good enough to go.
  • McDermott's replacement was Ash Resnick which the paper described as "a bruiser who played once upon a time for New York University, and is no dream player."
  • High scorer for the Celtics was Nat HIckey with 20 points on 10 field goals. Paul Birch added 14 points. High scorer for Edentide was Harry Blandford with 16 points.
  • According to the article "The Celtics apologized in the dressing room after the contest for not being more clever. 'You can be funny when you're way out in front.' said Banks, 'but we were behind all night and we didn't feel funny. Next time don't get us such a tough team.'"

FWIW, the reason I was looking for this in the first place was to try to find any more information about Rupp's relationship with the Celtics. It's my understanding that he had watched and known well the Celtics from at least the early 1930's if not sooner, and had adopted some of their play into his own teams (in particular the "Wheel" which was the centerpiece of his pivot-post offense.)

If anyone know any details about this, let me know.

Jon

Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:43 pm
by D.Highmore
I don't know if the following photo is of any use to anyone, but I thought I'd post it seeing as we're discussing the Original Celtics. Any player identifications would be useful...

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Re: Nat Hickey picture

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:13 pm
by rlee
They are identified here:
http://rootzoo.com/articles/view/NBA-Ba ... ltics_2043
However, there is one player i.d. missing among the back row

1920-21 New York Original Celtics

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:49 pm
by lapisnotes
Dear Friends,
in the photo from top left, we see the New York Original Celtics in the 1921 season: Johnny Whitty, Dutch Dehnert, the referee Connolly, Joe Trippe, Pete Barry, Mike Smolick; sitting from left the owner Jim Furey, captain Ernie Reich, Johnny Beckman, the co-owner Tom Furey.
Best regards
Bob Bergum from Italy

Contact me at roberto.bergogni@fastpiu.it for any further info.