Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Remembering Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

(Boulder-CO) Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, formerly known as Chris Jackson, from LSU was a Denver Nugget that I grew up watching and one whom I modeled much of my own game after. Many of you will remember him for such things like his mild tourettes, his refusal to stand during the National Anthem, his sudden name change, or the fact that he used to tape over the logos on his shoes, but what we all should really remember Mahmoud for was his unbelievable skills while with the Denver Nuggets.
So, in the nostalgic spirit, (and because there is no news today), here is the first two videos of a three part series remembering Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. The third video is of Mahmoud with the Kings, so if you are so inclined to watch it just bang this link after watching the first two because there is a short section of Mahmoud in the 1993 Dunk Contest at the end.
The first video is of the game highlights where Mahmoud scored 51 points in a victory over the hated Utah Jazz. Enjoy!

This second video is of another spectacular performance by Mahmoud in the 1995 match up with the eventual 72-10 Chicago Bulls. The Denver Nuggets won this game and they have to give a lot of credit to Abdul-Rauf’s performance for the win. Enjoy!

3 comments:

JM said...

What a great snippet of Nuggets history! I still think if they had the coaching of a Phil Jackson or Pat Riley, that team would have gone places.

Any chance you could dig up some LaPhonso Ellis higlights? Or the 1994 Seattle playoff upset? This was fun to watch.

Commish CH said...

yo, Mahmoud was the man in 93-94. Although he virtually disappeared in the playoff run. I give the guy credit for standing (no pun intended) for what he believed in, although it bascially ran him out of the NBA.

Nugg Doctor said...

jm,

I can see what is out there. I'pretty sure I saw some LaPhonso footage on Youtube last time I was there and I'm sure there is some Dikembe clutching the ball montages too!

Check back tomorrow morning for the goods.

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor