The tumultuous basketball career of Indiana Pacers legend Roger Brown will finally get the just recognition and honor it deserves when the former ABA star swingman is officially enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Mass.
Fellow Blue and Gold Famers, Mel Daniels and Reggie Miller will officially present "Rajah" and his unique basketball story for enshrinement. There have been some great stories regarding the basketball career that was nearly cut short before it blossomed, yet was still limited by Brown getting caught up in gambling allegations that no one bothered to vet before college basketball and the NBA turned their back on him.
Here are a few links including a great story by Zak Keefer about 84-year-old Arlena Smith of Dayton, Ohio who kept Brown's hopes alive during his darkest times. Thanks to documentary filmmaker Ted Green and the good folks of Dayton, Smith will be in Springfield for the ceremony. Speaking of Green, his documentary "Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story" is a must see and will air on WFYI on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET.
So check out the links for the unique, inspiring, dispiriting, frustrating and triumphant story of Brown's career.