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“Buffalo, Home of the Braves,” New Book Celebrates Braves’ Amazing Run

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Any sports fan from Buffalo, N.Y. over the age of 50 still has a soft spot in their heart for the NBA Buffalo Braves.

Although the franchise remained in Buffalo only eight years and the last year was a basketball version of the movie "Major League," (new out of town ownership selling off the stars to kill attendance and justify a move), the team made its indelible mark on the hearts and memories of fans who often filled and always rocked the old "Aud" until the team's fate was cast.

The Buffalo Braves were known for their up-tempo style of play, three NBA Rookies of the Year, and consecutive scoring titles by a young and emerging Bob McAdoo.

The team's identity is closely tied to Randy Smith a sevent...

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