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81 Persons in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Location:
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Springfield, MA 01105
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Years Active:
1959 to present

Abe Saperstein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Abraham M. Saperstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of the team:Invented the 3-point shot, which changed the game.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1971.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.

Adolph Rupp

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Frederick Rupp
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team:Won 876 games in 41 years (1930-1972) of coaching team:Henry Iba Award 1966.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1964.

Al McGuire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Emanuel McGuire
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team:Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1992.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Alonzo Mourning

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alonzo Harding Mourning

Brief Facts:

Teams:Had a kidney transplant, then resumed playing.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2013.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2014.

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In college, an end for team:Head coach teams:Invented many traditions of the football game. Also baseball coach at Chicago.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1965.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001.

Ann Meyers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ann Elizabeth Meyers
Also Known As:
Ann Meyers Drysdale
Ann Meyers-Drysdale
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Don Drysdale, until his death.
Younger than Don Drysdale by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Team:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1988.
National High School Hall of Fame 1995.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
Dick Enberg Award 2014.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.

Bill Bradley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Warren Bradley
Nickname(s):
Dollar Bill
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Book:Democrat Senator from New Jersey 1979 though 1997. Candidate for president.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Radio commentator on Sirius satellite radio.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Eagles Hall of Fame 1993.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1988.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1985.

Bill Gates

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Gates III
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded Microsoft with:Became one of the richest in the world. Major philanthropist.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1992.
Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1989.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Bill Sharman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Walton Sharman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:As coach teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1975.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002.

Bill Walton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Theodore Walton III
Nickname(s):
Bill
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

College basketball, team:Pro teams:Played drums with group:in Egypt. In college, an anti-Viet Nam activist.
Movie:TV game analyst.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
San Diego Hall of Champions 1990.
National High School Hall of Fame 1997.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 1990.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1994.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1978.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1972.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1973.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1974.

Billie Moore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moore
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first women's basketball coach to lead teams from two different schools to national championships.
-:Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Washburn Athletics Hall of Fame 1978.

Bob Knight

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Mpntgomery Knight
Also Known As:
Robert M. Knight
Nickname(s):
Bobby
The General
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a coach, known for his temper.
Forward at team:Coach, teams:Henry Iba Award 1975.
Henry Iba Award 1989.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 2012.
Olympic Gold Medal 1984.

Bob Pettit

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Pettit Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Power forward / center.
Teams:Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1956.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1959.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1971.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6172 Delmar Boulevard.

Carol Blazejowski

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carol Ann Blazejowski
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team:Pro team:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1994.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Wade Trophy 1978.

Charles Barkley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Wade Barkley
Nickname(s):
Sir Charles
The Round Mound of Rebound
Chuck
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward for teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor 2004.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2015.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1993.

Cheryl Miller

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cheryl D. Miller
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 17 days before her 54th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 2".
Forward and coach for team:Olympic Gold Medal 1984, Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Scored 105 points in a high school game in 1982.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
National High School Hall of Fame 1990.
Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2006.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2010.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1995.
Wade Trophy 1985.

Chick Hearn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Dayle Hearn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

For the basketball team:radio play-by-play. Invented the term slam dunk.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1997.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 24 September 1986.

Connie Hawkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Lance Hawkins
Nickname(s):
Hawk
The Hawk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8".
Teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1992.

David Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Maurice Robinson
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1". Center.
Teams:20,790 points as a pro.
Olympic Gold Medal 1992 with the US team. .
Olympic Gold Medal 1996 with the US team.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1987.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1995.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2003.

Dean Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team:Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Dick Enberg Award 1999.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Henry Iba Award 1979.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1998.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1997.
Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015.

Dennis Rodman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Keith Rodman
Nickname(s):
Dennis the Menace
The Worm
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carmen Electra by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Forward.
Teams:Movies:Known for tattoos and piercings and clothing styles he wears.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Sports fame.

Don Barksdale

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donld Argee Barksdale
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 23 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward / center.
Olympic Gold Medal 1948, the first African American on the US Olympic basketball team.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2006.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1987.

Elgin Baylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elgin Gay Baylor
Nickname(s):
Rabbit
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward.
Team:General manager team:California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1962.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1977.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Elvin Hayes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elvin Ernest Hayes
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hright 6' 9". Power forward / Center.
Teams:Breitbard Hall of Fame 2003.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1990.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Ernest Schmidt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest J. Schmidt
Nickname(s):
One Grand
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Earned exactly 1,000 points in his college career.
Team:Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1974.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Gail Goodrich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gail Charles Goodrich Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Stump
Stumpy
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2005.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Gary Payton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gary Payton
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: .
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002.

George Yardley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Harry Yardley III
Nickname(s):
Yardbird
Bird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward/Guard.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2007.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996.

Goose Tatum

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Reece Tatum
Nickname(s):
Goose
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team:Negro Leagues Baseball.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2010.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1974.

Henry Iba

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Payne Iba
Nickname(s):
Hank
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team:Coached team:and Olympic teams 1964 and 1968.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1965.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969.

Isiah Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Isiah Lord Thomas III
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard.
Teams:As coach, teams:Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Jamaal Wilkes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jackson Keith Wilkes
Also Known As:
Jamaal Abdul-Lateef
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

6' 6". Converted to Islam and legally changed his name to Jamaal Abdul-Lateef in 1975, but continued to use his birth surname only for purposes of public recognition.
Teams:Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2007.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1990.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2016.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012.

James Naismith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Naismith
Also Known As:
Dr. James Naismith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hired as a chaplain (a Presbyterian minister), invented the game of basketball as "Basket Ball" at team:Created the original 13 rules in 1892.
Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame 1995.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Kansas Hall of Fame 2013.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame 1978.
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1955.
Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame 1986.
McGill University Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.

James Worthy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ager Worthy
Nickname(s):
Big Game James
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Small forward.
Teams:Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1997.

Jerry Buss

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Hatten Buss
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Majority owner of team:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 30 October 2006.

Jerry Tarkanian

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Tarkanian
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

coached teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013.
Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2006.
Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame 1998.

Jerry West

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Alan West
Nickname(s):
Mr. Outside
Mr. Clutch
The Logo
Zeke from Cabin Creek
Tweety Bird
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
National High School Hall of Fame 1990.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980.
Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009.

Jo Jo White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry White
Also Known As:
JoJo White
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Point guard.
Teams:Olympic Gold Medal 1968.
Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2015.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

John Kundla

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Kundla
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1995.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

John McLendon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John B. McLendon Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African American basketball coach at a predominantly white university and the first African American head coach in any professional sport.
Coached teams:Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Julius Erving

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Julius Winfield Erving II
Nickname(s):
Dr. J
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Team:Movies:Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1981.

Karl Malone

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Karl Anthony Malone
Nickname(s):
The Mailman
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Power forward.
Teams:Olympic Gold Medal 1992.
Olympic Gold Medal 1996.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1997.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1999.

Larry Bird

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Larry Joe Bird
Nickname(s):
the Hick from French Lick
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9".
Basketball center, team:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998.
National High School Hall of Fame 1995.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1984.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1985.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1986.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1979.

Lenny Wilkens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Randolph Wilkens
Also Known As:
Leonard R. "Lenny" Wilkens
Nickname(s):
Lenny
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard then coach.
Teams:Olympic Gold Medal 1996 as a coach.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1989.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Providence College Hall of Fame.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010 on the team called:

Lisa Leslie

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie
Also Known As:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6'5".
Center with teams:of the WNBA. Four consecutive Olympic Gold Medal wins.
USC Athletic Hall of Fame 2005.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2015.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2015.

Lute Olson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Luther Olson
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach at teams:Inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2002.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2009.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Lynette Woodard

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lynette Woodard
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:Coach team:Olympic Gold Medal 1984.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1992.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2005.
Wade Trophy 1981.

Magic Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Earvin Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson
Nickname(s):
Magic
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Cookie Johnson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9".
Team:Prucer, movies:Contracted HIV, revealed in 1991. Co-owner of the L.A. Dodgers.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2009.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2002.
California Hall of Fame 2011.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1980.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1987.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1989.
Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 June 2001.

Marques Haynes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marques Oreole Haynes
Nickname(s):
World's Greatest Dribbler
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Teams:Known for dribbling skills. The first Globetrotter to be enshrined in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2001.

Meadowlark Lemon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Meadow George Lemon III
Nickname(s):
Clown Prince of Basketball
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

More than 16,000 games with the basketball team:Movie:Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.

Michael Jordan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nickname(s):
Air Jordan
His Airness
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team:Model for Hanes.
Baseball minor league team:A line of sports shoes.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2015.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1988.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1991.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1992.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1996.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1998.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1984.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1991.

Moses Malone

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Moses Eugene Malone
Nickname(s):
Big Mo
Chairman of the Boards
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center and power forward. The first to go pro basketball right after high school.
Teams:Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2001.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1979.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1982.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1983.

Muffet McGraw

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ann O'Brien McGraw
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach for the women's team at:Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2017.

Nancy Lieberman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Elizabeth Lieberman
Nickname(s):
Lady Magic
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional basketball player and coach.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Wade Trophy 1979.
Wade Trophy 1980.

Nate Thurmond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Thurmond
Nickname(s):
Nate the Great
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 9 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 11". Power forward/center.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1985.

Oscar Robertson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Also Known As:
Oscar P. Robertson
Nickname(s):
The Big O
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Height 6' 5".
Teams:Olympic Gold Medal 1960.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1964.

Pat Summitt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Women's basketball coach.
Team:Won more that 1,000 games.
Books:Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century 2000.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2013.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2012.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2011.

Pete Maravich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Press Maravich
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Died while playing a game of pick-up basketball.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1970.
Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Pete Newell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Francis Newell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Teams, as coach:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 2008.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002.
Henry Iba Award 1960.

Phil Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip Douglas Jackson

Brief Facts:

Coached teams:Played on team:Wrote book:about difficulties on Los Angeles team. Has 11 NBA championship rings.
National High School Hall of Fame 1994.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007.

Phog Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Clare Allen
Nickname(s):
Phog
Father of Basketball Coaching
Doc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach, team:Coached college basketball for 50 seasons. Also an osteopathic physician.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1952.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Ralph H. Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph H. Miller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At team:won 3 letters in both football and basketball.
Coach teams:Henry Iba Award 1981.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1988.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2006.

Ralph Sampson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Lee Sampson Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 4".
Center, power forward, Teams:Coach, teams:Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1981.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1982.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1983.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1996.

Rebecca Lobo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rebecca Rose Lobo
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6'4".
Professional basketball player for teams:Olympic team basketball. Female Athlete of the Year, Associated Press 1995.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2010.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2008.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2017.
Wade Trophy 1995.

Red Auerbach

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Jacob Auerbach
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams:GW Athletic Hall of Fame 1959.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Roy Williams (coach)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Allen Williams
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Henry Iba Award 1990.
Henry Iba Award 2006.

Scottie Pippen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scottie Maurice Pippen
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward for NBA basketball teams:Also 1992 and 1996 Olympics.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005.

Slater Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Slater Nelson Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Slater N. Martin
Nickname(s):
Dugie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 4 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard.
Teams:As coach, teams:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Walt Frazier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walt Frazier
Nickname(s):
Clyde
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard.
Teams:Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1987.

Willis Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willis Reed Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9".
Center / power forward, Teams:Coach, teams:Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1960.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994.

Wilt Chamberlain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
Nickname(s):
Wilt The Stilt
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

7' 1" Center for team:Only NBA player to make 100 points in a single game.
Movie:California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1950.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1966.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1967.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1968.
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