July 29, 2012 - 6:55pm
Remember when Louisville had a professional basketball team? Me neither. Join authors West and Gardner at Carmichael’s Bookstore this Saturday, January 21st at 4pm as they share their new book ‘Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association: The Real Story of a Team Left Behind’.
I don’t believe there is much dissension over the fact that, in the Bluegrass, basketball is king. College basketball, to be more precise. The generations of rivalry between those who bleed blue and those awash in red is something of a precious (although, for the life of me, I...
December 1, 2011 - 6:42pm
Hey, let's state the obvious: Kentucky is obsessed with basketball. In Texas it's football, New England's got hockey, but here in the Bluegrass we can't get enough hoops. And the laundry list of pro basketball teams that have called the Derby City home proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
In past articles I’ve discussed and looked into a few of the professional basketball teams that have been hosted in the Derby City, most notably the Kentucky Colonels who, without question are the most famous.Surely though, one couldn’t think that a city as obsessed with basketball as...
October 25, 2011 - 9:00am
The Louisville Gardens was at one time the most important venue in the city of Louisville despite beginning life as an Armory.
Today the Louisville Gardens is known as primarily an entertainment theater, but for much of its early life it became a sports venue noted for basketball and other various sports.Upon its opening in 1905 the Gardens hadn’t received that moniker, but rather it was the Jefferson County Armory,...
February 19, 2011 - 10:58pm
Talk of professional basketball is no new discussion in the city. As evidenced by the Kentucky Colonels; but what does that mean?
Over the last couple of days, I have attempted to highlight professional sports and the city of Louisville. First, we had the Louisville Colonels in baseball; then, there was the Brecks in the NFL; and finally, with some hesitation, we move to professional basketball. I say hesitation because any...
January 31, 2011 - 2:30pm
The NBA-to-Louisville discussions have been heating up lately — a team may have already moved to town by the time you read this!
This article appears in the January 2011 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.