Pro teams' falls have fueled 'Nova interest
PHILADELPHIA -- The rollouts aren't as clever as they used to be. Rules prohibit the shower of streamers onto the court after the first made basket. Some of the games are now played on the Main Line or in North Philly instead of in the wonderfully musty Palestra.
Yet the Big 5, that thoroughly blue-collar, totally old-school, completely Philadelphia creation, is very much alive. It still resonates in a city that will proudly put its hoops history up against the nouveau riche on Tobacco Road.
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