On May 22, 1975 the Kentucky Colonels proved they were the best professional basketball team in the American Basketball Association (and maybe the world) when they captured their first - and only - ABA title with a 110-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the championship series.
The buzz around Louisville is that the NBA might expand here, but is that true?
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’.
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.
The Louisville Gardens was at one time the most important venue in the city of Louisville despite beginning life as an Armory.
Talk of professional basketball is no new discussion in the city. As evidenced by the Kentucky Colonels; but what does that mean?
The NBA-to-Louisville discussions have been heating up lately — a team may have already moved to town by the time you read this!
In their one season, the Shooters made the playoffs only to forfeit the series, and they only made it three games into the next season before folding. That pretty much sums it up.