Think you know Fred Feder, the free throw wiz profiled in Mountain Xpress? Well, there’s much more to his story than hoop dreams.
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Book of secrets
At some point in the mid-1950s, Fred Feder began visiting his local gym in New York. He would go during his lunch break, stand behind the free-throw line, and shoot. Sometimes he would miss the basket; more often, he would make it. His style was unconventional (he never looked at the basket). His build wasn’t […]
Askville: Hoop, there he is
On April 22, 1989, a hush—or something like it—fell over a crowd of nearly 20,000 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. It was halftime during a Knicks game, and on the Garden’s polished floor, a unique drama was unfolding. Fred Feder From the sidelines, Patrick Ewing—all 6 feet 9 inches of him—rose and strode […]