Bill Bradley
American politician
Bill Bradley
William Warren "Bill" Bradley is an American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in the 2000 election. Bradley was born and raised in a suburb of St. Louis and excelled at basketball from an early age. He was a member of the Boy Scouts, did well academically and was an all-county and all-state basketball player in high school.
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Here's Why The Flying Saucer Is Sideways In 'Arrival'
Huffington Post - 4 months
Today, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, after months of fighting, families being ripped apart and too many moments where it seemed as if our country would not make it through such a trying time, we finally have an answer to the question that has captivated us for so long: Why does the flying saucer appear sideways in the movie posters for “Arrival”? My colleague, Bill Bradley, saw a press screening for “Arrival” Monday night. This morning, I asked him to give me the answer Americans figured might never come. Here’s our conversation from Gchat: Me: how was arrival    Bill: pretty good some lines made me lol at the end, but it was pretty good   Me: why is the flying saucer sideways   Bill: it’s not a saucer dude it’s a shell!!!! what the shell!   Me: why is the shell sideways / look like a silver flying saucer   Bill: we think it s sideways but we know so little ...   Me: hmmm If you look at the poster, stars Amy Adams, Jeremy ...
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Trump Would Bring Nuclear War, Fmr. Senator Bill Bradley Says
ABC News - 4 months
"Who do you trust with your life?" Bill Bradley asked.
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This Former Presidential Candidate Says He Doesn't Trust Donald Trump With His Life
Huffington Post - 4 months
Rare are elections in which one side argues that the opposing candidate may initiate a nuclear holocaust. But in the closing weeks of the 2016 campaign, Democrats ― including one prominent party veteran not prone to hyperbole ― are leveling that very charge against Donald Trump. Bill Bradley, the soft-spoken former New Jersey senator, presidential candidate and New York Knicks basketball great, has come off the political sideline in recent days to warn the country about the threat he believes Trump poses. In the last week, Bradley announced the creation of a new super PAC, called 52nd Street Fund, that would put hundreds of thousands of dollars into an Ohio-based television ad buy. The ad, which plays off the famed Daisy spot run by Lyndon Johnson against Sen. Barry Goldwater, is ostensibly designed to educate the public about the horrors of nuclear weapons. But the underlying message is that Trump is dangerously misinformed and cavalier about those horrors. Bradley isn’t mi ...
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10 Shows That Didn't Get Emmys Love, But Should Get Yours
Huffington Post - 6 months
There are many, many good television shows out there these days, and hardly enough time — or awards — to give them all their due. Plus, not everyone is going to agree on which of our current small-screen offerings are truly the best. While one person stumps for Rachel Bloom’s nuanced and hilarious delivery on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” another one could justifiably argue that Andrew Lincoln’s performance on “The Walking Dead” is truly where it’s at.  While Sunday night’s focus will be on the Emmy-nominated shows, actors, writers and co. at this year’s award ceremony, don’t forget to check out the worthy shows that fell short of nabbing a nod for 2016. Ladies and gentlemen, 10 shows for your Roku queue consideration. “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC) What might sound a little hokey ― a show about Texas’ Silicon Prairie and the rise of personal computers in the 1980s ― ends up being deeply emotional and perfectly nerdy. First off, the opening credits of “Halt and Catch Fire” constitute ...
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Our Favorite Songs, Albums And Artists That Weren't Nominated For Grammys
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In anticipation of the 2016 Grammys -- which take place on Feb. 15 -- we're taking a moment to appreciate a few artists, albums and songs that didn't earn nominations. In our opinion, everyone on this list -- including Carly Rae Jepsen and Beach House -- deserved some recognition, but hey, awards season doesn't always please everyone.  Nonetheless, the music on this list is definitely worth a listen, with or without a Grammy nod. "E•MO•TION" -- Carly Rae Jepsen This is the obvious pick among the hipster Internet demographic, sure, but it's also the only pick that truly matters, because “Emotion” was the pop album of 2015, and longtime Carly Rae Jepsen fans (and converts like me) need to keep screaming about it until the world knows the truth. The album only reached No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200, and it was only on there for one week, which is a goddamn shame two times over. Everyone needs to listen to this album. It rocks and drives, and every song on it is 10 tim ...
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15 Albums We're Ridiculously Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In 2016, David Bowie released his last album ever, professional hit-maker Sia stopped dropping individual tracks to put out her whole album, someone named Zayn announced some new something and, after teasing fans for months upon months, Rihanna finally got around to giving us "ANTI-."  And it's only Feb. 1.  We're not sure what to exactly expect from our artists in the 11 remaining months of the year. Managers and producers tend to keep those cards pretty close to the chest. But there are some records that have us awfully excited. Fifteen, to be exact:   Lady Gaga, TBD Why we're excited: Elton John is on board for this one After releasing the underwhelming "Artpop" in 2013 and then taking a hard left into Tony Bennett territory with 2014's "Cheek to Cheek," nobody knows what direction Gaga will go in 2016. Here’s what we have nailed down: She's reuniting with RedOne, her co-writer responsible for early career hits like "Poker Face," and Elton John is also on bo ...
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Dep ...
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Depardie ...
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Weekend Roundup: <em>The WorldPost</em> Maps the Global Conversation
Huffington Post - about 1 year
To become a self-conscious "global thinking circuit," the virtual territory of the Internet needs a map that charts the currents and connects the dots of the worldwide conversation. Who are the most influential voices, and how do their ideas spread? This week, The WorldPost joined with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to produce such a map, the 2015 Global Thought Leaders Index, which, for the first time, analyzes not only the dominant English-language infosphere, but also the other top language areas of Spanish and Chinese, as well as German. One notable result, as I report in my summary of the project, is that The WorldPost, as the global portal of the Huffington Post, has emerged in the two years since we launched as a top platform for the cross-pollination of ideas beyond borders. An intense bout of xenophobic bombast erupted across the West this week in the wake of the San Bernadino and Paris terror attacks, roiling the American election campaign as Donald Trump c ...
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Weekend Roundup: The WorldPost</em> Maps the Global Conversation
Huffington Post - about 1 year
To become a self-conscious "global thinking circuit," the virtual territory of the Internet needs a map that charts the currents and connects the dots of the worldwide conversation. Who are the most influential voices, and how do their ideas spread? This week, The WorldPost joined with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to produce such a map, the 2015 Global Thought Leaders Index, which, for the first time, analyzes not only the dominant English-language infosphere, but also the other top language areas of Spanish and Chinese, as well as German. One notable result, as I report in my summary of the project, is that The WorldPost, as the global portal of the Huffington Post, has emerged in the two years since we launched as a top platform for the cross-pollination of ideas beyond borders. An intense bout of xenophobic bombast erupted across the West this week in the wake of the San Bernadino and Paris terror attacks, roiling the American election campaign as Donald Trump c ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Bradley
    THIRTIES
  • 2008
    In January 2008, Bradley announced that he was supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary.
    More Details Hide Details He campaigned for Obama and appeared on political news shows as a surrogate. Bradley's name was mentioned as a possible replacement for Tom Daschle as nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration after Daschle withdrew from consideration; the position went to Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius. He has occasionally been involved in political matters, most recently consulting the Senate Finance Committee on tax reform along with former colleague Bob Packwood He has worked as a corporate consultant and investment banker. He has been a managing director of Allen & Company LLC, since 2001, was chief outside advisor to McKinsey & Company's nonprofit division, the McKinsey Global Institute, from 2001 to 2004, and is a member of the board of directors of QuinStreet and Starbucks and the private company Raydiance. Bradley is a senior advisor to the private equity firm Catterton Partners. Bill Bradley is also a board member of DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that connects individuals to classrooms in need. He is also the Chair of the Advisory Council for Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Bradley is also a Co-Chair for the Advisory Board of Issue One, a non-profit whose goal is to reduce the influence of money in American politics.
    In 2008 Bradley was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
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  • 2007
    Bradley and Schlant divorced in 2007, and he lives with former LBJ Library director Betty Sue Flowers.
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    In 2007 Bradley was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
    More Details Hide Details This award is given in recognition of community service more than 25 years after a scout first earns the Eagle badge.
    Bradley later called it a "great honor" to be the presenter when Jackson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
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  • 2004
    In January 2004, Bradley and Gore both endorsed Howard Dean for President in the 2004 Democratic primaries.
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  • 2003
    Oxford University awarded Bradley an honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) in 2003, with a citation that described him in part as " an outstandingly distinguished athlete, a weighty pillar of the Senate, and still a powerful advocate of the weak ".
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  • 2002
    In September 2002, Bradley turned down a request from New Jersey Democrats to replace Robert Torricelli on the ballot for his old Senate seat, which another former senator, Frank Lautenberg, accepted.
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  • 2000
    Later in 2000, Bradley was offered the chairmanship of the United States Olympic Committee, which he turned down.
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    In March 2000, after failing to win any of the first 20 primaries and caucuses in the election process, Bradley withdrew his campaign and endorsed Gore; he ruled out the idea of running as the vice-presidential candidate and did not answer questions about possible future runs for the presidency.
    More Details Hide Details He said that he would continue to speak out regarding his brand of politics, calling for campaign finance reform, gun control, and increased health care insurance.
    Bradley ran in the 2000 presidential primaries, opposing incumbent Vice President Al Gore for his party's nomination.
    More Details Hide Details Bradley campaigned as the liberal alternative to Gore, taking positions to the left of Gore on a number of issues, including universal health care, gun control, and campaign finance reform. On the issue of taxes, Bradley trumpeted his sponsorship of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which had significantly cut tax rates while abolishing dozens of loopholes. He voiced his belief that the best possible tax code would be one with low rates and no loopholes, but he refused to rule out the idea of raising taxes to pay for his health care program, calling the idea of such a pledge "dishonest". On public education, he proposed to make over $2 billion in block grants available to each state every year. He further promised to bring 60,000 new teachers into the education system in hard-to-staff areas over ten years by offering college scholarships to anyone who agreed to become a teacher after graduating; Gore offered a similar proposal.
    He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in the 2000 election.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    He announced his acceptance of the position of head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers while Bradley was campaigning in California in 1999, and he was a "regular draw on the Bradley money trail" during the campaign.
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  • 1995
    In 1995, he announced he would not run for re-election, publicly declaring American politics "broken."
    More Details Hide Details While he was a senator, Bradley walked the beaches from Cape May to Sandy Hook, a four-day, 127-mile trip each Labor Day weekend, to assess beach and ocean conditions and talk with constituents. Bradley was criticized for neglecting constituent services while in office.
  • 1990
    In 1990, a controversy over a state income tax increase—on which he refused to take a position—and his proposal on merit pay for teachers, which led the NJEA to support his opponent, turned his once-obscure rival for the Senate, Christine Todd Whitman, into a viable candidate, and Bradley won by only a slim margin.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    In 1988, he was encouraged to seek the Democratic nomination for President, but he declined to enter the race, saying that he would know when he was ready.
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  • 1984
    Bradley was re-elected in 1984 with 65 percent of the vote against Montclair mayor Mary V. Mochary.
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    He was re-elected in 1984 and 1990, left the Senate in 1997, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination.
    More Details Hide Details Bradley is the author of seven non-fiction books, most recently We Can All Do Better, and hosts a weekly radio show, American Voices, on Sirius Satellite Radio. He is a corporate director of Starbucks and a partner at investment bank Allen & Company in New York City.
  • 1981
    Domestic policy initiatives that Bradley led or was associated with included reform of child support enforcement; legislation concerning lead-related children's health problems; the Earned Income Tax Credit; campaign finance reform; a re-apportioning of California water rights; and federal budget reform to reduce the deficit, which included, in 1981, supporting Reagan's spending cuts but opposing his parallel tax cut package, one of only three senators to take this position.
    More Details Hide Details He sponsored the Freedom Support Act, an exchange program between the republics of the former Soviet Union and the United States.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    After four years of political campaigning for Democratic candidates around New Jersey, Bradley decided in the summer of 1977 to run for the Senate himself, coinciding with his retirement from the Knicks.
    More Details Hide Details He felt his time had been well-spent in "paying his dues". The seat was held by liberal Republican and four-term incumbent Clifford P. Case. Case lost the primary election to anti-tax conservative Jeffrey Bell, who, like Bradley, was 34 years old as the campaign season began. Bradley won the seat in the general election with about 56 percent of the vote. During the campaign, Yale football player John Spagnola was Bradley's bodyguard and driver. In the Senate, Bradley acquired a reputation for being somewhat aloof and was thought of as a "policy wonk", specializing in complex reform initiatives. Among these was the 1986 overhaul of the federal tax code, co-sponsored with Dick Gephardt, which reduced the tax rate schedule to just two brackets, 15 percent and 28 percent, and eliminated many kinds of deductions.
    Retiring from basketball in 1977, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983, along with teammate Dave DeBusschere.
    More Details Hide Details In 1984, the Knicks retired his number 24 jersey; he was the fourth player so honored by the Knicks, after Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, and DeBusschere. He is one of only two players, along with Manu Ginóbili, to have won a Euroleague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal. Politics was a frequent subject of discussion in the Bradley household, and some of his relatives held local and county political offices. He majored in history at Princeton, and was present in the Senate chamber when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed. Van Breda Kolff and many others who knew him predicted that Bradley would be Governor of Missouri, or President, by 40. He spent his time at Oxford focusing on European political and economic history. In 1978, he said that congressman Mo Udall, himself a former professional basketball player, had told him ten years earlier that professional sports could help prepare him for politics, depending on what he did with his non-playing time.
  • 1976
    In 1976, he also became an author by publishing Life on the Run.
    More Details Hide Details Using a 20-day stretch of time during one season as the main focus of the book, he chronicled his experiences in the NBA and the people he met along the way. He noted in the book that he had initially signed only a four-year contract, and that he was uncomfortable using his celebrity status to earn extra money endorsing products as other players did.
  • 1974
    Bradley married Ernestine (née Misslbeck) Schlant, a German-born professor of comparative literature, in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details She has a daughter, Stephanie, from a previous marriage, and they have one daughter, Theresa Anne.
  • 1972
    Over 742 NBA games – all with the Knicks – Bradley scored a total of 9,217 points, an average of 12.4 points per game, with his best season average being 16.1 points per game in the 1972–73 season.
    More Details Hide Details Bradley also averaged 3.4 assists per game. During his NBA career, Bradley used his fame on the court to explore social as well as political issues, meeting with journalists, government officials, academics, businesspeople, and social activists. He also worked as an assistant to the director of the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington, D.C., and as a teacher in the street academies of Harlem.
    Then, in his third season, the Knicks won their first-ever NBA championship, followed by the second in the 1972–73 season, when he made the only All-Star Game appearance of his career.
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  • OTHER
  • 1968
    The following year Oxford let Bradley take "special exams" and he graduated Oxford in 1968. (On March 6, 1967, Lyndon B. Johnson in a Special Message to the Congress on Selective Service, declared that he would be issuing an Executive Order that no deferments for post-graduate study be granted in the future, except for those men pursuing medical and dental courses.)
    More Details Hide Details In Bradley's rookie season, he joined the team late, having also missed the entire preseason. He was placed in the back court, although he had spent his high school and college careers as a forward. Both he and the team did not do well, and in the following season, he was returned to the forward slot.
  • 1967
    After serving six months active duty as an officer (the requirement was four years active duty), he joined the New York Knicks in December 1967.
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    Bradley dropped out of Oxford two months prior to graduation in April 1967, to go into the Air Force Reserves.
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  • 1965
    While studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Oxford, he commuted to Italy to play professional basketball in the Lega Basket Serie A for Olimpia Milano during the 1965–66 season, where the team won a European Champions Cup.
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    The New York Knicks—one mile closer to Princeton than the Philadelphia 76ers—drafted Bradley as a territorial pick in the 1965 draft, but he did not sign a contract with the team immediately.
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    Bradley's graduation year, 1965, was the last year that the NBA's territorial rule was in effect, which gave professional teams first rights to draft players who attended college within 50 miles of the team.
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    His tenure at Princeton was the subject of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McPhee's January 23, 1965 article "A Sense of Where You Are" in The New Yorker, which McPhee expanded into a book of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details The title came from Bradley's explanation for his ability to repeatedly throw a basketball over his shoulder and into the basket while looking away from it.
    He was awarded the 1965 James E. Sullivan Award, presented annually to the United States' top amateur athlete, the first basketball player to win the honor, and the second Princeton student to win the award, after runner Bill Bonthron in 1934.
    More Details Hide Details Bradley holds a number of Ivy League career records, including total and average points (1,253/29.83, respectively), and free throws made and attempted (409/468, 87.4%). Ivy League season records he holds similarly include total and average points (464/33.14, 1964) and most free throws made (153 in 170 attempts, 90.0%, 1962–1963). He also holds the career point record at Princeton and many other school records, including the top ten slots in the category of total points scored in a game, but likely could have scored many more points if he had not insisted so often on passing the ball, in what his coaches called "Bradley's hope passes", to inferior teammates closer to the basket; he only emphasized his own scoring when Princeton was behind or, as during the Wichita State game, his teammates forced Bradley to shoot by returning passes to him. Van Breda Kolff often encouraged Bradley to be more of a "one on one" player, stating that "Bill is not hungry. At least ninety percent of the time, when he gets the ball, he is looking for a pass."
  • 1964
    Only the third tallest on his team, but called "easily the No. 1 player in college basketball today", "the best amateur basketball player in the United States", and "The White Oscar Robertson", he scored 41 points in an 80–78 loss to Michigan and their star player Cazzie Russell in the 1964 ECAC Holiday Basketball Final at Madison Square Garden, then led Princeton to the NCAA Final Four after defeating heavy favorite Providence and Jimmy Walker by 40 points.
    More Details Hide Details The team then lost to Michigan in the semifinals, but Bradley scored a record 58 points in the consolation game to lead the team to victory against Wichita State and earn himself the Final Four MVP. In total, Bradley scored 2,503 points at Princeton, averaging 30.2 points per game.
    As a senior and team captain in the 1964–1965 season, Bradley became a household name.
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    At the Olympic basketball trials in April 1964, Bradley played guard instead of his usual forward position but was still a top performer.
    More Details Hide Details He was one of three chosen unanimously for the Olympic team, the youngest chosen, and the only undergraduate. The Olympic team won its sixth consecutive gold medal.
  • 1963
    In his sophomore year Bradley scored 40 points in an 82–81 loss to St. Joseph's and was named to The Sporting News All-American first team in early 1963.
    More Details Hide Details The coach of the St. Louis Hawks believed he was ready to play professional basketball. The AP and United Press International polls both put Bradley on the second team, establishing him as the top sophomore player in the country; Bradley also hit .316 as a first baseman for the baseball team. The following year The Sporting News again named him to its All-American team as its only junior, and as its player of the year.
  • 1961
    However, after breaking his foot in the summer of 1961 during a baseball game and thinking about his college decision outside of basketball, Bradley decided to enroll at Princeton due to its record in preparing students for government or United States Foreign Service work.
    More Details Hide Details He had been awarded a scholarship at Duke, but not at Princeton; the Ivy League does not allow its members to award athletic scholarships, and Bradley's family's wealth disqualified him from receiving financial aid. Bradley's childhood hero Dick Kazmaier had won the Heisman Trophy at Princeton, and he wore #42 in his honor. In his freshman year, Bradley averaged more than 30 points per game for the freshman team, at one point making 57 consecutive free throws, breaking a record set by a member of the NBA's Syracuse Nationals. The following year, as a sophomore, he was a varsity starter in Butch van Breda Kolff's first year as coach of the Tigers.
    Considered the top high school player in the country, Bradley initially chose to attend Duke University in the fall of 1961.
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  • 1948
    Politicians and politics were standard dinner-table topics in Bradley's childhood, and he described his father as a "solid Republican" who was an elector for Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details An active Boy Scout, he became an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow. Bradley began playing basketball at the age of nine. He was a star at Crystal City High School, where he scored 3,068 points in his scholastic career, was twice named All-American, and was elected to the Missouri Association of Student Councils. He received 75 college scholarship offers, although he applied to only five schools and only scored a 485 out of 800 on the Verbal portion of the SAT, which—despite being likely in the top third of all test takers that year—normally would have caused selective schools like Princeton University to reject him. Bradley's basketball ability benefited from his height—5'9" in the 7th grade, 6'1" in the 8th grade, and his adult size of 6'5" by the age of 15—and unusually wide peripheral vision, which he worked to improve by focusing on faraway objects while walking. During his high school years, Bradley maintained a rigorous practice schedule, a habit he carried through college. He would work on the court for "three and a half hours every day after school, nine to five on Saturday, one-thirty to five on Sunday, and, in the summer, about three hours a day. He put ten pounds of lead slivers in his sneakers, set up chairs as opponents and dribbled in a slalom fashion around them, and wore eyeglass frames that had a piece of cardboard taped to them so that he could not see the floor, for "a good dribbler never looks at the ball."
  • 1943
    Bradley was born on July 28, 1943 in Crystal City, Missouri, the only child of Warren (d. 1994), who despite leaving high school after a year had become a bank president, and Susan "Susie" (née Crowe) Bradley (d. 1995), a teacher and former high school-basketball player.
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