Saying goodbye to 'The Intimidator'
Dr. Jack, Maurice Lucas' coach on the Blazers, remembers one of the NBA's giants
The Big Man has taken Maurice Lucas from The Game. This time there was no scowl, no request to "let me go a few minutes more." Luke knew it was time to come out. He had typically "left it all out there" and had gone to the bench for a well-deserved rest.
Maurice Lucas has left us. Gone is The Intimidator of the 1976-77 championship Trail Blazers -- the macho man with the bulging biceps and menacing stare. Luke was the physical spirit of that team. He enjoyed intimidating opponents ...
Read full story