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Basketball Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name October 12
Last Updated 01-07-2020
-- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/12/1970College Football Player, NBA GuardNames/Places: b. in Thomasville, GAMisc: College Football QB and Basketball G; led Florida St. to national football championship in 1993; Heisman Trophy (1993) winner and the first to play for national champs since Tony Dorsett in 1976; also won Sullivan Award as nation's top amateur athlete; 3-year starter for FSU basketball team; not taken in NFL Draft; 1st round pick (26th overall) of NY Knicks in NBA Draft.Sports Teams: Florida State (football), New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets
⛪🎭🏆🏀Wilton Norman "Wilt The Stilt" Chamberlain -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1936 N.S. d.10/12/1999 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Actor, NBA Coach, NBA Center
Misc: 50.4 pts per game, 100 points/game, 55 rebounds/game, 23,924 rebounds/career, 18 cons/field goals/game, 4029 season point record, .727% field goal, 30.1 avg points, & 31,419 career points, & 1941 record season rebounds; consensus All-America in 1957 and '58 at Kansas; Final Four MVP in 1957; scored 100 points vs. NY Knicks in Hershey, Pa., Mar. 2, 1962; led Philadelphia 76ers (1967) and LA Lakers (1972) to NBA titles. 4x NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966-1968) in Philadelphia, 2x NBA champion (1967, 1972), NBA Finals MVP (1972), 13x NBA All-Star (1960-1969, 1971-1973), NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960), 7x All-NBA First Team (1960-1962, 1964, 1965-1968), 3x All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1966, 1972), 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972-1973), 7x NBA scoring champion (1960-1966), 11x NBA rebounding champion (1960-1963, 1966-1969, 1971-1973); Warriors #13 retired, 76ers #13 retired, Lakers #13 retired
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters (1958-1959), Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (1959-1965), Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968), Los Angeles Lakers (1968-1973), San Diego Conquistadors (ABA, coach, 1973-1974)
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