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40 years to the day, Braves legacy lives on " Buffalo Nation

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This is an anniversary that the ClipperWife didn't mind that I forgot. Chris Wendel of Buffalo Nation contacted me today to let me know that this season is the 40th anniversary of the inaugural season of the Buffalo Braves. We don't have occasion to talk about the Buffalo days around here much, but for you youngsters, the Braves became the Clippers when the moved to San Diego in 1978; 6 years later they moved here to LA. Turns out, the very first game for the franchise occurred 40 years ago last week. Interesting stuff in his 40th Anniversary post. Like for instance, for two games in 1975, the Braves had Moses Malone, Bob McAdoo and Adrian Dantley. The backcourt at the time was Randy Smith, arguably the greatest player in franchise history, and former rookie of the year Ernie DiGregorio. At the time, the team ownership was a tad, erratic, shall we say, and dealt away Malone a week after acquiring him, and McAdoo and Dantley were also traded away within a year. Old habits die hard. Read the story, it's pretty cool. Any Citizens out there who date back to the Buffalo days? I remember Ernie D a bit, but not much else.

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