From ESPN.com: John “Wonder Boy” Isaacs, 93, was the last living player for the Harlem Renaissance, the great all-black team in the 1920′s, 1930′s and 1940′s. It would be fitting for the Basketball Hall of Fame to one day induct this pioneer.
This article by Sonja Steptoe is from the Sports Illustrated archives (the “SI Vault”), and originally appeared in print in the magazine’s December 24, 1990 issue. We felt it would be appropriate to re-publish the article here now, in honor of John “Boy Wonder” Isaacs, the former basketball star with the New York Rens (of Harlem) who passed away Monday morning at the age of 93. It’s easy to see why Mr. Isaacs was such a hero and friend to so many.