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Layups: More Info on Connie Hawkins

Updated: April 1, 2001, 3:02 PM ET
By Ron Flatter | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game March 29, 1970 - After waiting his turn to play in the NBA, Connie Hawkins faced a daunting task at the end of his first season with the second-year Phoenix Suns. In the first round of the playoffs, the Suns faced the Los Angeles Lakers of Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor.

Anyone who thought Hawkins was some kind of minor-league wunderkind coming out of the ABA was proven wrong in Game 2 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Against a front line of Chamberlain, Baylor ...

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