Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
By Barry S. Martin
Bob Davies, one of the first three NBA superstars, played a significant role in the development of modern basketball. As a Rochester Royal, Davies played on one of only four teams in NBA history to win the playoff or conference for five consecutive seasons. Davies is credited with introducing the behind-the-back dribble, developing the penetration and transition styles of play, and creating several innovative passes. He was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the eight most influential players in the first century of basketball and selected by the NBA as one of the ten best players in its first quarter century. Davies was a rarity in American sports history--a genuine sports hero and role model.
This biography is rich in photos, archival materials, and personal interviews. Author Barry Martin spent seven years doing extensive research, including interviews with Davies’ family members and former NBA players. Barry and his wife, Carolyn, live in Sacramento.