His early career was a period of hard work and determination. Ten years after his arrival in Detroit, Louis won the Golden Gloves as a light heavyweight. Following this win, Louis turned professional and won twelve matches within the first year. The first few years of Louis' pro career involved a steady ascension up the pyramid of the Heavyweight class. His boxing prowess, as well as his reputation, was growing at an incredible rate.
He played with the Bullets then he got traded to the Celtics in 1952 and became the first african-american player ever to play for the Celtics. He played there for three more years then retired in 1955. 38 years later he died of cancer in 1993. His spirit of courage and bravery in those times of the movement is something that everyone will truly
However, there were a few goalies who decided to go maskless through even the 1970s. Most sources name Jacques Plante as the first goalie to officially introduce the goalie mask. He was known as an all-star goalie and was playing for the Montreal Canadiens at the time. Plante had been wearing a homemade fiberglass mask during practices and but had continued to play without it during games. Nevertheless, during a game on Nov. 1, 1959, against the New York Rangers Plante got struck in the face by a shot “opening up a cut from the corner of his mouth all the way up through his nostril,”.
The Original Six is a phrase used to describe the six teams that made up the National Hockey League during the Original Six Era, the twenty five year time frame between the 1942-43 season and NHL Expansion in 1967. The original six teams of the NHL are the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens. In 1967, with the world economy
In 1975 young Kareem decided milwaukee wasn 't able to suite his cultural needs and demanded a trade. Kareem was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Although the Lakers didn’t make it over .500 or make the playoffs Kareem still won his fourth mvp award, leading the league in rebounds (16.9) and blocks (4.12). In 1977-78 Kareem lost his temper and lashed out breaking his hand on Bucks rookie center Kent Benson 's face.
He was named Rookie of the year. The next season his team finished the season 66-16 and flew through the playoffs. He also won an award called “Most Valuable Player Award”. He also received the first MVP honors during his long career. His career with the Milwaukee Bucks slowly faded away.
Bird was pick 6th overall by the Boston Celtics. Bird spent 13 years as a Celtics(biography.com/larry bird ). He made the NBA All Star Team 12 years just missing out on one year due to an injury. Bird was also name NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 1982(biography.com/larry bird). Larry bird won only 3 championships in 5 appearances thought out his 13 years as a Celtics.(reference.com).After spending 13 years with the Celtics Larry Bird decided to retire in 1992.
For 9 more seasons, he played with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In those 10 years, he and the Dodges won 6 championships. When they competed for the championship over the years, they went against the Yankees. When they play against each other, the series was called “The Subway Series.”
Mickey was blest by not getting the family curse, Hodgkin 's Disease. However, in 1977 Mickey 's son Billy was diagnosed with Hodgkin 's Disease. With constant treatment Billy lived until 1994, but sadly died at age 36. Everything in Mickey’s life was now taking a toll on Mickey. In 1995 Mickey was diagnosed with advanced liver cancer.