George Gervin, Mike Mitchell, Johnnie Moore: San Antonio Spurs of Distinction

October 9th, 2010 by Lake Cruise Leave a reply »
As a youth in our hometown, my oldest brother had the pleasure of meeting Detroit native and NBA Hall of Famer George “The Iceman” Gervin. 

While Mr. Gervin is known for his superlative finger roll shot, my brother still has vivid memories of seeing this wonderful humanitarian sink long-range jump shot after long-range missile without missing.

Gervin was part of a touring group of NBA players, which included Darryl Griffith. 

When they came to our neighborhood’s gym for a shooting exhibition and autograph signing, it was considered a hero-like homecoming for Gervin.

I saw Gervin at an Alamo Heights supermarket, and I asked him if he remembered touring with other NBA players, and he did. 

He currently owns a bar at the San Antonio International Airport, and he also helped to build an educational academy that bears his name in San Antonio.

Unlike some of these Spurs fans, the man personifies class to the fullest degree.

Speaking of class, when I first met 6-foot-7 Mike Mitchell, he was so down to earth that I could not believe he was a former NBA player. 

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