July 8, 2010
The Greatest Jewish Basketball Player Who Ever Lived
Today is our One Year Anniversary of The Great Rabbino. In our first year we have been picked up by Oy! Chicago and the Jewish Journal. We were published in Schmooze Magazine. And we had a feature article on the Chicago Jewish News. We have created Tshirts, sold advertising space, and had over 31,000 readers.
Maybe the best thing about being the creator of The Great Rabbino has been the opportunity to interview and speak with some amazing professional athletes and sport professionals. That list has included Yuri Foreman, Tal Brody, Colt Cabana, Craig Breslow, Sam Fuld, Bernie Fine, Paul Goldstein, Tamir Goodman Ron Blomberg, Steve Dubinsky, Nancy Lieberman, Brimestone, Chasyn Rance, Diamond Dallas Page (not actually Jewish I found out), Jason Horowitz, Dane Diliegro, Brett Harvey, Yaniv Simpson, Maiya Chard-Yaron, Jason Bonder, Doron Kramer, Howard Megdal, Binnie Klein, Eliese Zukelman, Sean Wallis, Adam Carp, Tamar Katz, Tani Mintz, Drew Goldsmith, Steven Freeman, Josh Borenstein, Jeff Sugar, Jonathon Abramson, Dov Grumet-Morris, and Ari Lucas.
All of these sportsmen and women are great and have added to the Jewish sports world. But none of them are as great as today’s special guest interviewee. Today, on our one year anniversary, we bring to you a special exclusive interview with the greatest Jewish basketball player of all time….Dolph Schayes.
Truly, Dolph Schayes needs no introduction. Schayes is an NBA Hall of Famer. He was a part of the 50 Greatest NBA Players list. Schayes was drafted in 1948 by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played until 1964. During his career he was a 12 time all star. When he finished playing the game he was the NBA’s all time leading scorer (19,249) and had played in the most NBA games (1,059). He was also the 1966 NBA Coach of the Year.
Below is our interview with the greatest Jewish basketball player of all time. The one, the only, Dolph Schayes (yes…the father of Danny Schayes).
1) Tell TGR a little bit about your playing days?
2) What was it like seeing your son Danny play?
3) Who was the greatest player you ever played against?
4) Who is the greatest player who ever lived?
5) What was it like being named to the top 50 greatest players list?
6) What does Dolph Schayes do today?
Thank you to Dolph Schayes on the great interview.
And Let Us Say…Amen.