Maurice Lucas' Kentucky Colonels 75/76 warm up shirt with the 74/75 ABA championship patch. Lucas, a 6'9'' forward from Marquette, was a fierce rebounder and defensive player. Lucas played 14 years of professional basketball including playing a key role in Portland's '77 NBA championship. Lucas played in 1 ABA and 4 NBA all-star games; he is one of the ABA's top 30 players of all time. Kentucky had a strong franchise for all 9 ABA seasons, but was 1 of 2 ABA teams not granted an NBA franchise for the 76/77 season.