2010-03-22 @ 17:39:31
Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current assistant coach for the National Basketball Association's Orlando Magic. He played most of his career with the NBA's New York Knicks as their starting center and played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic. Ewing was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN. He won Olympic Gold Medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 US Men's National Basketball teams. In a 1996 poll celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Basketball Players of All Time. On April 7, 2008 he was elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 5, 2008 along with former NBA coach Pat Riley and former Houston Rockets center, Hakeem Olajuwon. His number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003.
2010-03-22 @ 17:37:45
Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a shooting guard/small forward for the Orlando Magic.Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, Carter was a McDonald's All-American basketball player in 1995, out of Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. After high school, he spent three seasons playing basketball at the University of North Carolina, before entering the 1998 NBA Draft. He won the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, in which he competed alongside his third cousin and then-teammate, Tracy McGrady. He became the third player to lead the NBA All-Star Game fan voting three or more times, after Michael Jordan and Julius Erving, and helped lead the Toronto Raptors to three consecutive playoff appearances. In 2004, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets. In 2009, Carter, along with Ryan Anderson, was traded to the Orlando Magic.
2010-03-22 @ 17:35:28
Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia) is an American professional basketball player who is on leave from the Philadelphia 76ers for the remainder of the 2009-10 NBA season. The 76ers selected Iverson with the number one pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1996–97 season. Iverson is an eleven-time NBA All-Star which includes winning the All-Star MVP award in 2001 and 2005.
Winning the NBA scoring title during the 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02 and 2004–05 seasons, Iverson has become one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, despite his small (listed at 6 feet, 0 inches) stature, with a career scoring average of 26.7 points per game, being sixth all-time. Iverson was also the NBA Most Valuable Player of the 2000–01 season and led his team to the 2001 NBA Finals the same season.
2010-03-22 @ 17:33:24
Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim.Erving helped legitimize the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA). He was the best known player in the ABA when the ABA-NBA merger joined it with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1976 season.Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles while playing with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the fifth-highest scorer in professional basketball history, with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined). He is well-known for slam dunking from the free throw line in Slam Dunk Contests.
2010-02-15 @ 20:05:14
Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays at the power forward for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After having a successful high school basketball career at Farragut Career Academy, he decided to forgo college and entered NBA Draft. He was selected with the 5th overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA player drafted directly out of high school in 20 years.
2010-02-15 @ 20:03:42
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq", is an American professional basketball player, rapper, actor, reserve police officer and a U.S. Deputy Marshal. He is widely perceived as one of the most dominant players in the history of the NBA. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he is one of the largest players to ever play in the NBA. Throughout his 17 year career, O'Neal has used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds.
2010-02-15 @ 20:00:54
Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985, in Maywood, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing guard, for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA.Brown attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, where his teammates included fellow 2006 draftee Dee Brown (no relation). In 2003, he was named Illinois Mr. Basketball and a McDonald's All-American.Brown played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans. He was second-team All-Big Ten as a junior and an All-Big Ten Defensive selection.
2010-02-15 @ 19:59:20
LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "King James", he was a three-time "Mr. Basketball" of Ohio in high school, and was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar while a sophomore at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School. At just 18, he was selected with the number one pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers and signed a US$90 million shoe contract with Nike before his professional debut.
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