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bornacatfan
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  Message Not Read  Legendary Miami "Skin passes
   Posted: 9/8/2020 10:01:37 PM 
Just after Wayne Embry's wife passes he loses his longtime friend and point guard Dave Zeller. Legendary player for Tecumseh HS in Clark Co attended Miami with Embry and set early MAC shooting records. Went on to Coach at several Ohio HS. I remember playing his Piqua team in 73 with an ultra quick PG and a 6 9 ish forward. They came into the Royals organization with Oscar. Nice to still have writers out there that can give a tribute. Pretty good coach in a tough WOL and sectional back then with Lima, Sidney, Troy, Celina and some pretty tough AAA schools. He loved the game and everyone I knew including Charlie Coles and Jerry Fisher that followed in his shadow at Miami had nothing but great stories about him.

https://pressprosmagazine.com/the-shooter-former-piqua-co... /



Mrs Embry passed just a week ago. Longtime Civil Rights activist and one of the original NBA wives that organized and supported the females of the NBA

https://twitter.com/SmithRaps/status/1299145192503730177?...

Steve Simmons

Published on: August 30, 2020

\ So sad to learn of the passing of Wayne Embryís wife, Terri. She was a rather amazing woman and not just because she spent 62 years married to this rather amazing man. Embry likes to tell the story of Terri marching on Selma, Ala., in March of 1965. A story that seems especially important now in the wake of this NBA week of protest. Terri went with Oscar Robertsonís wife, against the advice of their husbands, to the march. Embry and the great Robertson were teammates and roommates with the Cincinnati Royals. Terri called their hotel on the road to let them know what was going on. Embry is so proud to tell that story and others about her. Condolences to the Raptors senior adviser and to his family Ö

Glad for her that she got to see Wayne inducted earlier this month by the Raptors in light of his trailblazing accomplishments https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/08/07/toronto-raptors-honou... /

Last Edited: 9/8/2020 10:15:39 PM by bornacatfan


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  Message Not Read  RE: Legendary Miami "Skin passes
   Posted: 9/9/2020 12:06:52 PM 
Sorry to hear about these recent passings. Thanks, bornacatfan.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Legendary Miami "Skin passes
   Posted: 9/9/2020 3:05:09 PM 
Sad to hear this. I saw Wayne Embry play an exhibition game in Chillicothe, Ohio, of all places. It was the Royals against Detroit. The only other player I remember from that game was Jerry Lucas. I don't remember the exact year, but I'm guessing it might have about 1963. Didn't know much about Mrs. Embry. Thanks for posting the information, borna. Interesting to get some insights into these players and their families.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Legendary Miami "Skin passes
   Posted: 9/9/2020 3:06:56 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
Sad to hear this. I saw Wayne Embry play an exhibition game in Chillicothe, Ohio, of all places. It was the Royals against Detroit. The only other player I remember from that game was Jerry Lucas. I don't remember the exact year, but I'm guessing it might have about 1963. Didn't know much about Mrs. Embry. Thanks for posting the information, borna. Interesting to get some insights into these players and their families.


Wait a minute, how could I leave out the Big O. He was in that game as well.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Legendary Miami "Skin passes
   Posted: 9/9/2020 5:39:35 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
Sad to hear this. I saw Wayne Embry play an exhibition game in Chillicothe, Ohio, of all places. It was the Royals against Detroit. The only other player I remember from that game was Jerry Lucas. I don't remember the exact year, but I'm guessing it might have about 1963. Didn't know much about Mrs. Embry. Thanks for posting the information, borna. Interesting to get some insights into these players and their families.


OCF, Just curious. Do you recall where the game held in Chillicothe?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Legendary Miami "Skin passes
   Posted: 9/10/2020 10:16:35 AM 
CatsUp wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
Sad to hear this. I saw Wayne Embry play an exhibition game in Chillicothe, Ohio, of all places. It was the Royals against Detroit. The only other player I remember from that game was Jerry Lucas. I don't remember the exact year, but I'm guessing it might have about 1963. Didn't know much about Mrs. Embry. Thanks for posting the information, borna. Interesting to get some insights into these players and their families.


OCF, Just curious. Do you recall where the game held in Chillicothe?


I believe that is was at the high school gym. I was there with then future Judge Alan Goldsberry.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Legendary Miami "Skin passes
   Posted: 9/11/2020 9:11:48 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
Sad to hear this. I saw Wayne Embry play an exhibition game in Chillicothe, Ohio, of all places. It was the Royals against Detroit. The only other player I remember from that game was Jerry Lucas. I don't remember the exact year, but I'm guessing it might have about 1963. Didn't know much about Mrs. Embry. Thanks for posting the information, borna. Interesting to get some insights into these players and their families.


Wait a minute, how could I leave out the Big O. He was in that game as well.


The families behind the players are always a great story. Mrs Embry and Mrs Robertson going down to Selma is a fantastic story in itself. Talked to several people who said Mrs Embry in those early years organized the wives and "showed the ropes" to many new player wives from all teams over the years. That was quite a bunch at the Royals...my Pops took us to see them play in the Garden. I remember crying as a jr high player because Oscar left us for Milwaukee. Quite a journied club Rochester, CIncy, KC Omaha, Sacramento. Besides the Hawks I am not sure who else has moved as much.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Legendary Miami "Skin passes
   Posted: 9/12/2020 12:08:32 AM 
bornacatfan wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
Sad to hear this. I saw Wayne Embry play an exhibition game in Chillicothe, Ohio, of all places. It was the Royals against Detroit. The only other player I remember from that game was Jerry Lucas. I don't remember the exact year, but I'm guessing it might have about 1963. Didn't know much about Mrs. Embry. Thanks for posting the information, borna. Interesting to get some insights into these players and their families.


Wait a minute, how could I leave out the Big O. He was in that game as well.


The families behind the players are always a great story. Mrs Embry and Mrs Robertson going down to Selma is a fantastic story in itself. Talked to several people who said Mrs Embry in those early years organized the wives and "showed the ropes" to many new player wives from all teams over the years. That was quite a bunch at the Royals...my Pops took us to see them play in the Garden. I remember crying as a jr high player because Oscar left us for Milwaukee. Quite a journied club Rochester, CIncy, KC Omaha, Sacramento. Besides the Hawks I am not sure who else has moved as much.


If youíve never been to Selma, and there is only one reason youíd ever go! Itís well worth the trip. Itís not a luxurious trip, but itís an amazing trip, the walk across the Edmund Petitís Bridge is as surreal a place as exist in America if you know the history.
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