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86 Persons in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame:

Adolph Rupp

Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Frederick Rupp
Gender:
Male
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 University of Kansas. Won 876 games in 41 years (1930-1972) of coaching team University of Kentucky. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Emanuel McGuire
Gender:
Male
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 Marquette University. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1992. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Arthur Schabinger

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Schabinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team College of Emporia. Innovator and early adopter of the forward pass. Coach, team Ottawa University in Kansas, football and basketball. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1961. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Bailey Howell

Real/Birth Name:
Bailey E. Howell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams Mississippi State University, Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1977. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1997. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1981.

Barney Sedran

Real/Birth Name:
Barney Sedran
Nickname(s):
Mighty Mite
The Mighty Might of Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 14 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Height:
5 feet 4 inches (162.56 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pro basketball in 1910s and 1920s. The smallest player inducted. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1962. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Bill Bradley

Real/Birth Name:
William Warren Bradley
Nickname(s):
Dollar Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team New York Knicks. Book The Journey from Here. 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. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1988. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Little League Hall of Excellence 1989. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. James E. Sullivan Award 1965.

Bill Russell

Real/Birth Name:
William Felton Russell
Also Known As:
William F. Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Boston Celtics. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. Dick Enberg Award 2000. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1975. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1958. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1961. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1962. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1963. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1965. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1968. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2016.

Bill Sharman

Real/Birth Name:
William Walton Sharman
Gender:
Male
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 Washington Capitols, Boston Celtics. As coach teams Cleveland Pipers, San Francisco Warriors, Los Angeles / Utah Stars, Los Angeles Lakers. 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.

Bob Knight

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Mpntgomery Knight
Also Known As:
Robert M. Knight
Nickname(s):
Bobby
The General
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 31 days before his 79th birthday
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 Ohio State University. Coach, teams United States Military Academy, Indiana University, US Men's Olympic Team, Texas Tech University. 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. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 2009. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.

Bob Pettit

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Pettit Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward / center. Teams Louisiana State University, Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks. 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.

Calvin J. Murphy

Real/Birth Name:
Calvin Jerome Murphy
Also Known As:
Calvin Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 9 inches (175.26 cm)

Brief Facts:

Shortest to be in the hall of fame. Guard. National champion baton twirler. Teams Niagara University, San Diego Rockets, Houston Rockets. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Cazzie Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Cazzie Lee Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Great Falls Sky, Philadelphia Kings. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1991. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Charles Barkley

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Wade Barkley
Nickname(s):
Sir Charles
The Round Mound of Rebound
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward for teams Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets. 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.

Chris Mullin

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Paul Mullin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward / shooting guard. Teams St. John's University, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers. Head coach St. John's. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. John R Wooden Award 1985.

Christian Laettner

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Donald Laettner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 11 inches (210.82 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward / center. Teams Duke University, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Jacksonville Giants. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1992. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. John R Wooden Award 1992. Naismith College Player of the Year 1992. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 2007.

Christian Steinmetz

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Steinmetz
Nickname(s):
Father of Wisconsin Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 17 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Team University of Wisconsin. Highest scorer in the first 35 years of collegiate basketball from 1895 to 1920. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1961. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1957.

Clyde Drexler

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Austin Drexler
Nickname(s):
The Glide
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard / small forward. Teams University of Houston, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Dream Team. Coach, team University of Houston. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. Olympic Gold Medal 1992.

Danny Manning

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Ricardo Manning
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 10 inches (208.28 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward. Teams University of Kansas, Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons. Coach teams University of Tulsa, Wake Forest University. John R Wooden Award 1988. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith College Player of the Year 1988. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2008.

David Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
David O'Neil Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard, small forward. Teams North Carolina State University, Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics. 13,422 points, 22.1 per game. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1975. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith College Player of the Year 1975. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Dean Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team University of North Carolina 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 1997. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1980. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 1999.

Dick Groat

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Morrow Groat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

played for Pittsburgh and St Louis teams. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1969. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2011. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1960. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1996. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1976.

Dominique Wilkins

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques Dominique Wilkins
Nickname(s):
The Human Highlight Film
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in France when his father was in the US Air Force. Small forward. Teams University of Geargia, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, Panathinaikos, San Antonio Spurs, Fortitudo Bologna, Orlando Magic. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Earl Lloyd

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Francis Lloyd
Nickname(s):
Moon Fixer
The Big Cat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 5 inches (195.58 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. The first African American player in the NBA. Teams West Virginia State University, Washington Capitols, Syracuse Nationals, Detroit Pistons. Coach and scout for the Pistons. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2016. CIAA Hall of Fame 1998.

Eddie Sutton

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Eugene Sutton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for 36 years, various colleges, a win-loss of 806-326. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1977. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1995.

Elgin Baylor

Real/Birth Name:
Elgin Gay Baylor
Nickname(s):
Rabbit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Team Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers. General manager team Los Angeles Clippers. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Elvin Ernest Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hright 6' 9". Power forward / Center. Teams San Diego / Houston Rocket, Baltimore / Capital / Washington Bullets, Houston Rockets. 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. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1974. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Ernest Schmidt

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest J. Schmidt
Nickname(s):
One Grand
Gender:
Male
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 State Teachers College of Pittsburg. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1974. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Everett S. Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Everett S. Dean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baseball and basketball coach, team Indiana University. ABCA Hall of Fame 1976. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1966. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Gail Goodrich

Real/Birth Name:
Gail Charles Goodrich Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Stump
Stumpy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Los Angeles Lakers. 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.

Gene Keady

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Eugene Keady
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach, teams Western Kentucky University, Purdue University. Olympic Gold Medal 2000 for team The Dream Team as assistant coach. Henry Iba Award 1984. Henry Iba Award 1996. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2010. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2007.

George Gervin

Real/Birth Name:
George Gervin
Nickname(s):
The Iceman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Guard, small forward. Teams Eastern Michigan University, Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Banco Roma, Quad City Thunder, TDK Manresa. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

George Yardley

Real/Birth Name:
George Harry Yardley III
Nickname(s):
Yardbird
Bird
Gender:
Male
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 Stanford University, Fort Wayne Pistons/Detroit Pistons, Syracuse Nationals, Los Angeles Jets. 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.

Grant Hill

Real/Birth Name:
Grant Henry Hill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46, 11 days before his 47th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Tamia by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

NBA basketball player for teams Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 2016.

Guy Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Guy Vernon Lewis II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center, forward, the coach, team University of Houston. Henry Iba Award 1968. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1971. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Harold E. Foster

Real/Birth Name:
Harold E. Foster
Nickname(s):
Bud
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh All-Stars. Coached at Wisconsin. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1964. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1970. Madison Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Harry Gallatin

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Junior Gallatin
Also Known As:
Harry J. Gallatin
Nickname(s):
The Horse
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

Teams New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons. National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame 1957. Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame 1974. Truman State University Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1989. SIU Edwardsville Athletics Hall of Fame 2005. Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hall of Fame 2010. Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. SIU Salukis Hall of Fame 2015. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991.

Henry Iba

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Payne Iba
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
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 Westminster College. Coached team Oklahoma State University 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

Real/Birth Name:
Isiah Lord Thomas III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Indiana University, Detroit Pistons. As coach, teams Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1993.

Jack McCracken

Real/Birth Name:
Jack D. McCracken
Nickname(s):
Jumping Jack
Gender:
Male
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:

Forward. Never turned professional. Team Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1968. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1962. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

Jamaal Wilkes

Real/Birth Name:
Jackson Keith Wilkes
Also Known As:
Jamaal Abdul-Lateef
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
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 UCLA, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers. 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

Real/Birth Name:
James Naismith
Also Known As:
Dr. James Naismith
Gender:
Male
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 University of Kansas. 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

Real/Birth Name:
James Ager Worthy
Nickname(s):
Big Game James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of North Carolina, Los Angeles Lakers. 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 Lucas

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Ray Lucas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 8 inches (203.2 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward, center. Teams Ohio State University, Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors, New York Knicks. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1961. National High School Hall of Fame 1986.

Jerry West

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Alan West
Nickname(s):
Mr. Outside
Mr. Clutch
The Logo
Zeke from Cabin Creek
Tweety Bird
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Los Angeles Lakers. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2009. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2019.

Jim Phelan

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Phelan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams La Salle University, Philadelphia Warriors, Pottstown Packers. Coach, team Mount Saint Mary's University. College Football Hall of Fame 1973. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

John Chaney

Real/Birth Name:
John Chaney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a player, teams Bethune-Cookman College, Sunbury Mercuries, Williamsport Billies. Coach, teams Cheyney State University, Temple University. Henry Iba Award 1987. Henry Iba Award 1988. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2001. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

John Havlicek

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Havlicek
Nickname(s):
Hondo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 5 inches (195.58 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward / shooting guard. Teams Ohio State University, Boston Celtics. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1984. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977. Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2004. National High School Hall of Fame 1987.

John Kundla

Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Kundla
Gender:
Male
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 Minneapolis Lakers, University of Minnesota. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1995. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

John McLendon

Real/Birth Name:
John B. McLendon Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 North Carolina College for Negroes, Hampton Institute, Tennessee State A&I University, Cleveland Pipers, Kentucky State University, Cleveland State University, Denver Rockets. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

John Stockton

Real/Birth Name:
John Houston Stockton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Gonzaga University, Utah Jazz. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2002. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. West Coast Conference Hall of Honor 2017. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2009.

John Wooden

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Wooden
Nickname(s):
The Wizard of Westwood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Basketball team UCLA. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1960. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1994. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2008. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1960. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1973. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1973. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1997. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 1994. Henry Iba Award 1964. Henry Iba Award 1967. Henry Iba Award 1969. Henry Iba Award 1970. Henry Iba Award 1971. Henry Iba Award 1972. Henry Iba Award 1973. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1972. National High School Hall of Fame 1991. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1962. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1996.

Jud Heathcote

Real/Birth Name:
George Melvin Heathcote
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team was Washington State University. Coached teams University of Montana, Michigan State University. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2000. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2009. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 2001. Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame 1990. Grizzly Athletics Hall of Fame 1996.

Julius Erving

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Winfield Erving II
Nickname(s):
Dr. J
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Philadelphia 76ers. Movies Philadelphia, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. 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.

K.C. Jones

Real/Birth Name:
K.C. Jones
Also Known As:
K. C. Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of San Francisco, Boston Celtics. Coach, teams Brandeis University, San Diego Conquistadors, Capital / Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, New England Blizzard plus assistan coach positions. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1989. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. West Coast Conference Hall of Honor 2012.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Also Known As:
Lew Alcindor
Kareem Abdul-Jabaar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center for teams UCLA, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers. Movie Airplane!. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2003. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. California Hall of Fame 2014. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1971. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1972. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1974. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1976. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1977. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1985. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2016. Little League Hall of Excellence 1992. Naismith College Player of the Year 1969. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1980.

Larry Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Joe Bird
Nickname(s):
the Hick from French Lick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Basketball center, team Boston Celtics. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998. 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. National High School Hall of Fame 1995. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. John R Wooden Award 1979. Naismith College Player of the Year 1979.

Larry Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harvey Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams, as a point guard North Carolina University, New Orleans Buccaneers, Virginia Squires, Denver Rockets. Teams, as coach Carolina Cougars, Denver Nuggets, UCLA, New Jersey Nets, University of Kansas, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Bobcats, Southern Mrthodist University. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2002. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Lefty Driesell

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Grice Driesell
Nickname(s):
Lefty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center, team Duke University. Coach, teams Davidson College, University of Maryland, James Madison University, Georgia State University. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1993. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2008. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2011. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Lenny Wilkens

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Randolph Wilkens
Also Known As:
Leonard R. "Lenny" Wilkens
Nickname(s):
Lenny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 34 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard then coach. Teams St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks. 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 The Dream Team

Lionel Simmons

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel James Simmons
Nickname(s):
L-Train
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams La Salle University, Sacramento Kings. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1990. John R Wooden Award 1990. Naismith College Player of the Year 1990. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2016. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Lute Olson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Luther Olson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach at teams University of Iowa, University of Arizona. 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. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2010. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2001.

Magic Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Earvin Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson
Nickname(s):
Magic
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Team Los Angeles Lakers. Prucer, movies Obsessed, Brown Sugar. 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 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marques Haynes

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Teams Langston University, The Harlem Globetrotters. 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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marques Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Marques Kevin Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward / point forward. Teams UCLA, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Fantoni Udine. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1977. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2008. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1988. John R Wooden Award 1977. Naismith College Player of the Year 1977.

Mike Krzyzewski

Real/Birth Name:
Michael William Krzyzewski
Nickname(s):
Coach K
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team United States Military Academy. Coach, teams US national men's basketball team, United States Military Academy, Duke University. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 2008. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2011. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2000. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 2011.

Nate Thurmond

Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Thurmond
Nickname(s):
Nate the Great
Gender:
Male
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:
Height:
6 feet 11 inches (210.82 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward/center. Teams Bowling Green University, San Francisco / Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1988. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1985.

Nolan Richardson

Real/Birth Name:
Nolan Richardson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, team Texas Western College. Coach, teams University of Tulsa, University of Arkansas, Tulsa Shock. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1996.

Oscar Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Also Known As:
Oscar P. Robertson
Nickname(s):
The Big O
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 5 inches (195.58 cm)

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks. 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. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.

Otis Birdsong

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Lee Birdsong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard / point guard. Teams University of Houston, Kansas City Kings, New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2008. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2018. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 2000.

Patrick Ewing

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Aloysius Ewing
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 0 inches (213.36 cm)

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams Georgetown University, New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic. As coach, teams Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets, Georgetown University. Becane a US citizen while a student at Georgetown. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1985. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2012. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Naismith College Player of the Year 1985. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2014.

Pete Maravich

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Press Maravich
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
Gender:
Male
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 Atlanta Hawks. 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. Naismith College Player of the Year 1970.

Pete Newell

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Francis Newell
Gender:
Male
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 Loyola Marymount University. Teams, as coach University of San Francisco, Michigan State University, University of California. 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.

Phog Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Clare Allen
Nickname(s):
Phog
Father of Basketball Coaching
Doc
Gender:
Male
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 University of Kansas. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph H. Miller
Gender:
Male
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 University of Kansas won 3 letters in both football and basketball. Coach teams University of Wichita, University of Iowa, Oregon State University. 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. National High School Hall of Fame 1989.

Ralph Sampson

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Lee Sampson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 4 inches (223.52 cm)

Brief Facts:

Center, power forward, Teams University of Virginia, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets, Unicaja Ronda, Rockford Lightning. Coach, teams Richmond Rhythm, Phoenix Suns. 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. John R Wooden Award 1982. John R Wooden Award 1983. Naismith College Player of the Year 1981. Naismith College Player of the Year 1982. Naismith College Player of the Year 1983.

Rick Barry

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Francis Dennis Barry III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of Miami, San Francisco Warriors, Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps, New York Nets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1967. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994. University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1976. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1987. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Roy Williams (coach)

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Allen Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Kansas, University of North Carolina. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Henry Iba Award 1990. Henry Iba Award 2006.

Sean Elliott

Real/Birth Name:
Sean Michael Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 8 inches (203.2 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of Arizona, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons. Had a kidney transplant from his brother. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1989. Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2010. National High School Hall of Fame 2005. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2018. John R Wooden Award 1989.

Shaquille O'Neal

Real/Birth Name:
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Nickname(s):
Shaq
The Diesel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 1 inches (215.9 cm)

Brief Facts:

Center for basketball teams Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat. Movies Kazaam, Blue Chips, Steel. Album Shaq Diesel. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 2000. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2000. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1991. FIBA Hall of Fame 2017.

Sidney Moncrief

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney A. Moncrief
Nickname(s):
Sid the Squid
Sir Sid
El Sid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams University of Arkansas, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks. Coach, teams University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fort Worth Flyers. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1993. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2018. National High School Hall of Fame 1992. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1988.

Slater Martin

Real/Birth Name:
Slater Nelson Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Slater N. Martin
Nickname(s):
Dugie
Gender:
Male
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 Minneapolis Lakers, New York Knicks, St. Louis Hawks. As coach, teams St. Louis Hawks, Houston Mavericks. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1962. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Tex Winter

Real/Birth Name:
Morice Fredrick Winter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Innovator of the triangle offense. Teams Oregon State University, University of Soutern California. As coach, teams Marquette University, Kansas State University, University of Washington, Houston Rockets, Northwestern University, Long Beach State University. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2003.

Tim Duncan

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Theodore Duncan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 11 inches (210.82 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward, center. Teams Wake Forest University, San Antonio Spurs. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1997. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2002. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2003. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2003. John R Wooden Award 1997. Naismith College Player of the Year 1997.

Walter Meanwell

Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Meanwell
Nickname(s):
Doc
Little Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Wisconsin, University of Missouri. Madison Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1954.

Wilt Chamberlain

Real/Birth Name:
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
Nickname(s):
Wilt The Stilt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

7' 1" Center for team Los Angeles Lakers. Only NBA player to make 100 points in a single game. Movie Conan the Destroyer. 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 1960. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1966. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1967. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1968.

Zelmo Beaty

Real/Birth Name:
Zelmo Beaty
Nickname(s):
Big Z
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pronounced BAY-tee. Center. Teams Prairie View A&M University, St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks, Utah Stars, Los Angeles Lakers. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1995. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
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