HOOP SCOOP COLUMN FLASHBACK: Documentary on former hoop star Neumann’s life provides a cautionary tale | The Japan Times

Hoop aficionados from Harlem to Hokkaido can appreciate the details of a good global basketball odyssey.

Heck, any human with a pulse can.

Well, folks, Johnny (John) Neumann’s tale is unique, including many setbacks along the way.

It’s also inspiring (more on that later).

A supremely gifted player, Johnny, a small forward/shooting guard, made the game of basketball look easy. He could do it all on the court, especially as a scorer during his one-of-a-kind sophomore season at the University of Mississippi, which drew comparisons to Pistol Pete Maravich’s offensive prowess for Louisiana State while playing under his father Press. Neumann was dubbed the “next Pete Maravich.”

 

Source: Documentary on former hoop star Neumann’s life provides a cautionary tale | The Japan Times

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Author: odevened

A sports writer/columnist who believes the unfolding story is always fascinating. Same goes for retelling tales of yore.

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