Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NBA Legends: George Gervin, Pete Maravich, etc.

George Gervin's playing record speaks volumes. Only Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan have won more league scoring championships than Gervin's four, and he was the first guard ever to win three titles in a row. His career scoring average of 26.2 points per game is among the game's best as is his combined NBA/ABA total of 26,595 points.

During his career, Gervin recorded a remarkable streak of scoring double figures in 407 consecutive games. He played in 12 straight All-Star Games, including nine in the NBA, and he averaged at least 21 points in each of those dozen years. In his nine NBA seasons with San Antonio, the Spurs won five division titles. He won an All-Star Game MVP Award and twice placed second in voting for the regular-season MVP Award.

But these numbers only begin to tell the story of Gervin's phenomenal pro career, which stretched from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s.

*** [8/27/12]

NBA Legend: Pete Maravich

and the rest of the Legends, Gail Goodrich and Jamaal Wilkes are legends?

[9/4/12: with my rating]

Greatest PGs ever: Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, John Stockton
Greatest SGs ever: Michael Jordan, Jerry West, Kobe Bryant
Greatest SFs ever: LeBron (eventually), Larry Bird, Dr. J
Greatest PFs ever: Kevin Garnett, Karl Malone, Tim Duncan
Greatest Cs ever: Kareem, Wilt, Bill Russell

[9/17/12] Q&A with Bill Russell

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