A tragic story in the world of sports comes from the Phoenix Suns basketball team that Connie “The Hawk” Hawkins has passed away at age of 75 on Saturday.
Hawkins was a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters before he played two seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers from 1967-1969 before he played forward and center for the Phoenix Suns from 1969-1973, the Los Angeles Lakers from 1973-1975 and with the Atlanta Hawks from 1975-1976. in the National Basketball Association. (NBA).
Hawkins will be best remembered for his colorful style of playing basketball during his career in both the ABA and the NBA as well as his tenure with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1963-1967. Hawkins was truly one of the goodwill ambassadors of sports by giving back to his community without the fanfare of the media.
Rest in peace Connie Hawkins. You will missed beyond words by the fans who enjoyed your style of playing basketball.
Thank you for writing this Deepizzaguy
You are welcome.
I saw him play in the old ABA many years ago (lived near the Indianapolis Pacers nad the old Market Square Arena). He was amazing.
According to the article on the sports websites, Connie was ahead of his time of bringing showtime to the professional basketball leagues.
He had a great career, and helped the sport of basketball be more fun. Rest in Peace
According to the sports article The Hawk was the best superstar player on the Phoenix Suns.
Hmm Interesting post.
The Hawk was before my time but he was one of the first showtime basketball players in the NBA during his time.
Sorry to hear about the sad news but thanks for letting us all know about the great character; only Noble people are remembered and loved by all, for ever.
The Hawk was before my time but when the article mentioned that he had a flair for executing superb shots with a basketball that got my attention.