Saturday, May 24, 1975
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
NEW YORK (P)-Lawyers for George
McGinnis, star forward for the Indiana
Pacers of the American Basketball
Association, filed suit yesterday against
the National Basketball Association and
its 18 teams to determine whether Mc-
Ginnis can play for any team other
than the Philadelphia 76ers.
Irwin Weiner, McGinnis' manager,
said a preliminary injunction and a
temporary restraining order were filed
in U.S. district court here to prevent
the NBA from enforcing its draft rule,
which binds McGinnis to the 7ers
McGinnis wants to switch leagues
but he doesn't want to play with the
76ers, who have refused to deal those
rights. When McGinnis left college
in 1971, he was drafted by the 76ers
in the NBA but signed instead with
Indiana in the ABA.
"I just don't want to play in Phila-
delphia," McGinnis said.
McGinnis has a unique two-year con-
tract with the Pacers, which includes
an option to buy his freedom from
Indiana for $85,000.
"We don't think a team that does
not sign a player has the right to hold
By The Associated Press was se
INDIANAPOLIS - Venerable the stt
A. J. Foyt will be the favorite come h
and defending champion Johnny three
Rutherford just part of the pack finishe
Sunday when 33 cars roar into twice.
action for the 59th Indianapolis started
500-mile race. tip 30th
The $1 million race is sched- sinth.
tiled to get underway at 11
a.m., EST, but the National Con
Weather Service said there is a buried
chance showers could delay the car st1
prestigious event. and et
The 40-year-old Foyt, a Johco
charger from Houston, Tex., ahead
will be on the pole position at checke
the inside of the first three-car Only
row for the second straight Indy bh
year. in 1911
THE RUGGED TEXAN is go- been t
ing for an unprecedented fourth most r
Indy victory, an honor he has 1970.
thirsted for since his last tri- Foyt
umph here in 1967. cord 18
Of course, there are a lot of his vic
pcaple who think the wily Tex- Unser,
an doesn't wear a halo, that in- Indy 5
evitable victory isn't his. May. J
Among them are the other 32 his 11t
drivers who, like Foyt, enjoy year.
snuggling down into their low- Foyt
slung beauties and whipping of its2
around this old brickyard at to reti
m ybe 190 miles an hour or so.
They are veterans like Al and
Bobby Unser, Mario Andretti,
Lloyd Ruby, Billy Vukovich,
Gordon Johncock and Johnny
Rutherford, and rookies like
Sheldon Kinser, Larry McCoy,
Bill Puterbaugh and Eldon Ras-
But ol' A. J., well, he's run
this race 17 times before, more
than any of those 32 others.
And in those 17 races he's fin-
ished first three times, more
than any of those 32 others.
"S T A R T I N G first means
nothing. Finishing first means -
everything," Foyt snapped af-
ter his qualification run.
History bears him out. He
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him indefinitely," Weiner said.
Jabbar rumors disclaimed
MILWAUKEE (lP)-Milwaukee Bucks
President Bill Alverson confirmed yes-
terday that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has
been mentioned in trade talks with
several National Basketball Associa-
tion teams but stressed they are not
actively trying to trade the star center.
Alverson also emphatically denied
published reports that a three-way
trade is in the works to send the 7-foot-
2 Abdul-Jabbar to the New York
The rumored deal would send At-
lanta's Lou Hudson and New York's
Walt Frazier and John Gianelli to
Milwaukee, while the Knicks would
give the Hawks $1 million.
"Sure, we've talked to people for
six years, but that doesn't mean he's
on the trading block," Alverson said.
"We talk to people all the time, but
that certainly doesn't mean he's on
the trading block. To say he's on the
block and we're trying to unload him-
Abdul-Jabbar, who earns an esti-
mated $400,000 a year, has one more
year on his contract with the Bucks,
who retain an option to his services
another year after that. He repeatedly
has said he will honor his contract.
Celtics acquire Scott
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (IP)-The Phoenix
Suns traded their top scorer, guard
Charlie Scott, yesterday to the Boston
Celtics for Paul Westphal and second
round-draft picks this year and next.
Jerry Colengelo, general manager
of the National Basketball Associa-
tion Suns, said he felt Scott, who
averaged 24.3 points a game last
season, was not the team player
"It takes a team concept of play
to win in this league," Colangelo said.
"Although Charlie Scott is a talent,
our decision was made on the basis
that Scott's talents were of an indi-
vidual nature and did not fit into a
team style of play."
Ford's condition stable
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. R)-Baseball
Hall of Famer Whitey Ford remained
in the intensive care unit at Long
Island Jewish Hospital yesterday but
his condition was reported satisfactory
Ford, pitching coach of the New
York Yankees, was expected to be
moved to a regular room within the
next day or so.
Namath ready to talk
NEW YORK (P)-Now that he has
turned down the W o r l d Football
League's $4 million offer, quarterback
Joe Namath is ready to talk again
with his old employers, the New York
And they can't wait to talk to him.
The Jets had offered Namath $1 mil-
lion for a three-year contract and then
bided their time, waiting for Joe to
decide whether he'd accept all that
WFL money instead.
Namath ended the suspense with a
s i m p 1 e, single - sentence statement
Thursday, turning his back on the
most lucrative contract offer ever
tended an American athlete.
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favorite at Indy
enth, fifth and fourth at the 21-mile oval because of a Wally Dallenbach Offenhauser
t of what were to be- broken oil line. Row 8
s three triumphs. In his Mciuskey Offenhauser
ole-position starts, he A day at the races Bob Harkey Offenhauser 18
eighth once and 15th ..INDIANAPOLIs, Ind. - Lineup George snider Offenhauser 1
imilarly, Bobby Unser for sunday's Indianapolis 500 mile s s o 9
first in 1972 and wound ito race: San Sessionts Offenhanser
The ne y972ear Ruer- tiver, Engine Qualifying Sheldon Kinser Offenhauser
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s on pole and came in Row 1 Row 10
A. J. Foyt Foyt Engine 193.976 Larry McCoy OffenhauserI
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n 25th place in the 33- Bobby Unser Offenhauser 191.073 Row 11
ting grid a year ago Row 2 Mike niss Offenhauserl
ed up as the winner. Tom Sneva Offenhauser 190.094 Eldon
had 10 other cars Mike Mosley Offenhauser 187.833 Raemussen Foyt EngineI
d as Lloyd Ruby Offenhauser 186.984 Tom nigelow Offenhauser1
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of his before he took the
red flag in 1973.
eight times since the
ecame a 500-mile classic
has the man on the pole
lhe man to win it, the
ecent being Al Unser in
will be driving in a re-
th Indianapolis 500, with
tories in 1961, 64 and 67.
41, will be in his 13th.
00, finishing second last
lohncock, 38, will be in
h Indy, taking fourth last
led the 1974 race on 70
200 laps, but was forced
re after 142 circuits of
Ruttherford Offenhtauser t85.99
ill vukosich Offenhauser 18586
salt walther Offenhauser 185.70
Caruthers Offenhauser 185.65
At Unser Offenhaonser 185.452
Johnny Parsons Ofenhauser 184.52
nobby Allison Offenhauser 184.39
Jerry Orant Offenhanser 184.26
1il1 Puterbaugh Offenhauser 183.3
John Martin Offenhauser 183.655
Bently warren Offenhauser 183.589
Carter, Jr. Offenhauser 183.4
Bet tenhausen Offenhauser 182.1
Jerry Karl Chev. Engine 182.57
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