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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Nate Thurmond

One of the all-time great centers, Nate Thurmond never made an All-NBA Team. That tends to happen when you play in the same era as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Walt Bellamy, and then in the same era as Willis

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Wilt Chamberlain

The individual success of Wilt Chamberlain is undeniable and legendary. The first man to average over 30 and 40 and 50 points per game. The first to shoot over 50% and 60% and 70% from the field for a season.

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Rick Barry

Few of basketball’s all-time legends come as under-appreciated as Rick Barry. The small forward’s demeanor certainly never helped folks fondly remember him on all occasions. Mike Dunleavy, Sr., declared, “You could send [Barry] to the U.N., and he’d start World War

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Jerry Lucas

Jerry Lucas was an outstanding player. He had a good scoring touch, could tighten up his belt on defense, but what he’s known best for is rebounding. Rather than mince words, let’s let Lucas and his old teammate Wayne Embry

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The Lowdown: Rudy LaRusso

Years Active: 1960 – 1969 Regular Season Stats: 736 games, 33.3 MPG 15.6 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.1 APG, 43.1% FG, 76.7% FT Postseason Stats: 93 games, 34.3 MPG 14.5 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.1 APG, 40.5% FG, 75.1% FT Accolades: All-Defensive

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Classic Rivalries: Wilt Chamberlain vs. Elgin Baylor

Teammates from 1968 through 1971 on the Los Angeles Lakers, Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain weren’t exactly the best of friends. The two men possessed huge similarly styled egos. Each always thought he was right all the time and never

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The Lowdown: Jeff Mullins

Years Active: 1965 – 1976 Career Stats: 804 games, 30.6 MPG 16.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.8 APG, 46.3% FG, 81.4% FT Playoff Stats: 83 games, 27.2 MPG 13.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 3.1 APG, 44.9% FG, 75.1% FT Accolades: 3x All-Star

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