Name: COSTELLO, LARRY SIGNED LETTER (PREDICTING ALI-FRAZIER II FIGHT)

History: Lawrence Ronald "Larry" Costello (born July 2, 1931 in Minoa,died December 13, 2001) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was known as the National Basketball Association's last two-handed set shooter. After playing at Niagara University, he joined the Philadelphia Warriors in 1954. Two years later he was traded to the Syracuse Nationals. He retired in 1965 from the Philadelphia 76ers (the former Syracuse Nationals), but eventually came back for the 1966-67 NBA season after new head coach Alex Hannum told him he needed a veteran point guard. With 42 games into the season, Costello ripped his Achilles tendon on January 6, 1967 and was replaced by Wali Jones. He did, however, come back to participlate in the 1967 playoffs. Costello ended his career for the second and final time in 1968. During his NBA career, Costello was selected to six NBA All-Star Games (playing in five). He led the league in free throw percentage in the 1962-63 and 1964-65 seasons.Presented here is a signed letter from Costello on his prediction to the Ali-Frazier II bout.

Full description: This is a signed letter from Larry Costello.The letter measures 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.The letter is typed and signed at the bottom in ink.The letter is on Ring magazine stationary.The letter has several small creases and light folds.The letter is in response to a letter written by Nat Loubet,an editor for Ring.

Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Categories: Basketball - Autograph - Misc

Condition: very good

Quantity: 1

Price: $85.00

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