Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BORSCHT BELT BELLHOP:  Yes, you should watch this eight-minute 30 for 30 film on Wilt Chamberlain's tenure as a Kutsher's bellhop—as someone who spent his fair share of time there, the Concord and Grossinger's, it hit me in a warm, special place—but, my goodness does it only tell a small, sunny part of the Catskills/basketball story: it was also in the Catskills earlier in the 1950s that college basketball's massive game-fixing and point-shaving scandals were born, as NYC gamblers used these summers to build their relationships with players from across the country. Would you like to learn more?

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