Photo . Don Hennon ( left All American pitt basketball same year as Wilt Chamberlain ) Middle Harold Allen ... Right Richie " Dick" Allen , Wampum High School basketball
Pretty good article ( at bottom ) on a damn nice guy who was misunderstood by the masses in an era that was less than ideal for black players ..
My Take from personal experiences
A large part of why Richie " Dick " Allen was misunderstood lies deeper than anyone cares to investigate .
How do I know you may ask , well its simple we come from the same hometown , in fact the House he had built for his late departed mother is literally 45 seconds from my house by car .
Richie is quite a few years older than me and went to High School with my Uncle they where in the same graduating class ( a class of 20 something kids ) .
I have had the pleasure of speaking with him on many occasions through out the years as he still comes home ( to his mothers old home ) every year for 3-4 months and we run into one another at…