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112 Persons in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

About:
Full name:
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Location:
1000 West Columbus Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105
Web Site:
Years Active:
1959 to present

Abe Saperstein

Real/Birth Name:
Abraham M. Saperstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of the team The Harlem Globetrotters. Invented the 3-point shot, which changed the game. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1971. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In college, an end for team Yale University. Head coach teams University of Chicago, College of the Pacific. Invented many traditions of the football game. Also baseball coach at Chicago. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1965. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001.

Ann Meyers

Real/Birth Name:
Ann Elizabeth Meyers
Also Known As:
Ann Meyers Drysdale
Ann Meyers-Drysdale
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Don Drysdale, until his death.
Younger than Don Drysdale by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Team UCLA. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1985. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1988. California Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1987. Dick Enberg Award 2014. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. National High School Hall of Fame 1995. Honda Sports Award 1978.

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.

Artis Gilmore

Real/Birth Name:
Artis Gilmore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 31 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Height 7' 2". Teams Kentucky Colonels, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Arimo Bologna. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 2011. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.

Bailey Howell

Real/Birth Name:
Bailey E. Howell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 7". 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

Brief Facts:

Pro basketball in 1910s and 1920s. The smallest player inducted, height 5' 4". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1962. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Bertha Teague

Real/Birth Name:
Bertha F. Teague
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

High school coach in Byng, OK, for 42 years (1927-1969) with a career record of 1157-115 (.910 winning percentage). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1985. Okhahoma Women’s Hall of Fame 1985. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.

Bill Bradley

Real/Birth Name:
William Warren Bradley
Nickname(s):
Dollar Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 24 days after his birthday
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 Gates

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Gates III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. Became one of the richest in the world. Major philanthropist. National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1992. Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1989. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

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.

Bill Walton

Real/Birth Name:
William Theodore Walton III
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

College basketball, team UCLA. Pro teams Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics. Played drums with group Grateful Dead in Egypt. In college, an anti-Viet Nam activist. Movie Ghostbusters. TV game analyst. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame 1993. California Sports Hall of Fame 2010. San Diego Hall of Champions 1990. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1990. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1994. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1978. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1972. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1973. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1974. National High School Hall of Fame 1997. Naismith College Player of the Year 1972. Naismith College Player of the Year 1973. Naismith College Player of the Year 1974. James E. Sullivan Award 1973.

Billie Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first women's basketball coach to lead teams from two different schools to national championships. - California State University, Fullerton, UCLA. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Washburn Athletics Hall of Fame 1978.

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:
77
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:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". 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.

Carol Blazejowski

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Ann Blazejowski
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team Montclair State College. Pro team New Jersey Gems. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1994. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Wade Trophy 1978.

Charles Barkley

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Wade Barkley
Nickname(s):
Sir Charles
The Round Mound of Rebound
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
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.

Cheryl Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Cheryl D. Miller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 2". Forward and coach for team University of Southern California. Olympic Gold Medal 1984, Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Scored 105 points in a high school game in 1982. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1991. USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2006. FIBA Hall of Fame 2010. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1995. Wade Trophy 1985. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Honda Sports Award 1984. Honda Sports Award 1985. Naismith College Player of the Year 1984. Naismith College Player of the Year 1985. Naismith College Player of the Year 1986.

Chick Hearn

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Dayle Hearn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

For the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers radio play-by-play. Invented the term slam dunk. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1997. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 24 September 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Chris Mullin

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Paul Mullin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward / shooting guard. Height 6' 7". 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 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:
56
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.

Connie Hawkins

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Lance Hawkins
Nickname(s):
Hawk
The Hawk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". Teams Pittsburgh Rens, Pttsburgh Pipers, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, The Harlem Globetrotters. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

David Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
David Maurice Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1". Center. Teams Navy, The Dream Team, San Antonio Spurs. 20,790 points as a pro. Olympic Gold Medal 1992 with the US team. . Olympic Gold Medal 1996 with the US team. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1987. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1995. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Award 1987. Naismith College Player of the Year 1987.

David Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
David O'Neil Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
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:
87
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.

Dennis Rodman

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Keith Rodman
Nickname(s):
Dennis the Menace
The Worm
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carmen Electra by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls. Movies Cutaway, Double Team, Simon Sez. Known for tattoos and piercings and clothing styles he wears. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame.

Dick Vitale

Real/Birth Name:
Dick Vitale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team Detroit Pistons. Movie Jury Duty. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Little League Hall of Excellence 2012. NSMA Hall of Fame 2013.

Dominique Wilkins

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques Dominique Wilkins
Nickname(s):
The Human Highlight Film
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
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.

Don Barksdale

Real/Birth Name:
Donld Argee Barksdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 23 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward / center. Olympic Gold Medal 1948, the first African American on the US Olympic basketball team. Teams UCLA, Oakland Bittners, Oakland Blue n' Gold Atlas, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2006. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1987.

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:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Height 6' 5". 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.

Elgin Baylor

Real/Birth Name:
Elgin Gay Baylor
Nickname(s):
Rabbit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 26 days before his 84th 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:
72
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.

Gail Goodrich

Real/Birth Name:
Gail Charles Goodrich Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Stump
Stumpy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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.

George Gervin

Real/Birth Name:
George Gervin
Nickname(s):
The Iceman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, small forward. Height 6' 7". 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.

Goose Tatum

Real/Birth Name:
Reece Tatum
Nickname(s):
Goose
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:

Basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Negro Leagues Baseball. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2010. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Real/Birth Name:
Akeem Olajuwon
Also Known As:
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
Nickname(s):
The Dream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Houston, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors. Became a US citizen April 1993. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1994. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. FIBA Hall of Fame 2016. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. 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.

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:
57
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:
65
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:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". 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 Buss

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Hatten Buss
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Majority owner of team Los Angeles Lakers. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 30 October 2006.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jerry Colangelo

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Colangelo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, team University of Illinois. Owner (former) teams Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury. Involved also in baseball and hockey. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor 2007.

Jerry Lucas

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Ray Lucas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". 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 Tarkanian

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Tarkanian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

coached teams Long Beach State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, San Antonio Spurs, Fresno State University. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2006. Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame 1998. UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1987.

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:
80
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.

Jo Jo White

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry White
Also Known As:
JoJo White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of Kansas, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Kings. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Jody Conradt

Real/Birth Name:
Addie Jo Conradt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also volleyball. College team Baylor University. Coach, teams Sam Houston State University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.

John Chaney

Real/Birth Name:
John Chaney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
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:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward / shooting guard. Height 6' 5". 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:
56
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.

Julius Erving

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Winfield Erving II
Nickname(s):
Dr. J
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
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:
86
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.

Karl Malone

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Anthony Malone
Nickname(s):
The Mailman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Power forward. Teams Louisiana Tech University, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1997. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1999.

Katrina McClain

Real/Birth Name:
Katrina McClain
Also Known As:
Katrina McClain Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 29 days before her 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams University of Georgia, Atlanta Glory, Kyoto Petroleum (Japan), Sidis Ancona (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Galatasaray (Turkey). Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Honda Sports Award 1987. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012. National High School Hall of Fame 2010. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1998. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Larry Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Joe Bird
Nickname(s):
the Hick from French Lick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". 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.

Lenny Wilkens

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Randolph Wilkens
Also Known As:
Leonard R. "Lenny" Wilkens
Nickname(s):
Lenny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
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

Lisa Leslie

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie
Also Known As:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6'5". Center with teams University of Southern California, Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. Four consecutive Olympic Gold Medal wins. USC Athletic Hall of Fame 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. Honda Sports Award 1994. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 1990. Naismith College Player of the Year 1994.

Lute Olson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Luther Olson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 32 days before his 84th 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.

Lynette Woodard

Real/Birth Name:
Lynette Woodard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 9 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Kansas, Cleveland Rockers, Detroit Shock. Coach team Winthrop Eagles. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1992. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2005. Wade Trophy 1981. National High School Hall of Fame 1989. Honda Sports Award 1981.

Magic Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Earvin Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson
Nickname(s):
Magic
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". 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 1980. 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 team: The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Meadowlark Lemon

Real/Birth Name:
Meadow George Lemon III
Nickname(s):
Clown Prince of Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

More than 16,000 games with the basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Movie The Fish That Ate Pittsburgh. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Michael Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nickname(s):
Air Jordan
His Airness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team Chicago Bulls. Model for Hanes. Baseball minor league team Birmingham Barons. A line of sports shoes. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. FIBA Hall of Fame 2015. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1988. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1991. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1992. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1996. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1998. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1984. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1991. John R Wooden Award 1984. Naismith College Player of the Year 1984.

Moses Malone

Real/Birth Name:
Moses Eugene Malone
Nickname(s):
Big Mo
Chairman of the Boards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center and power forward. The first to go pro basketball right after high school. Teams Utah Stars, Spirits of St. Louis, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2001. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1979. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1982. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1983.

Muffet McGraw

Real/Birth Name:
Ann O'Brien McGraw
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach for the women's team at University of Notre Dame. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2017.

Nancy Lieberman

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Elizabeth Lieberman
Nickname(s):
Lady Magic
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional basketball player and coach. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Wade Trophy 1979. Wade Trophy 1980. Honda Sports Award 1979. Honda Sports Award 1980.

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:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 11". 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:
76
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:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Height 6' 5". 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.

Pat Summitt

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Women's basketball coach. Team Tennessee Lady Vols. Won more that 1,000 games. Books Reach for the Summitt, Raise the Roof. Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century 2000. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2012. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2011. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2008.

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.

Phil Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Douglas Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 27 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached teams Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers. Played on team New York Knicks. Wrote book The Last Season about difficulties on Los Angeles team. Has 11 NBA championship rings. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. National High School Hall of Fame 1994.

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.

Rebecca Lobo

Real/Birth Name:
Rebecca Rose Lobo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6'4". Professional basketball player for teams New York Liberty, Houston Comets. Olympic team basketball. Female Athlete of the Year, Associated Press 1995. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2008. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. Wade Trophy 1995. Honda Sports Award 1995. Naismith College Player of the Year 1995.

Red Auerbach

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Jacob Auerbach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Washington Capitols, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Boston Celtics. GW Athletic Hall of Fame 1959. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Rick Barry

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Francis Dennis Barry III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Height 6' 7". 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:
68, 20 days after his birthday
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.

Scottie Pippen

Real/Birth Name:
Scottie Maurice Pippen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 35 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward for NBA basketball teams Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets. Also 1992 and 1996 Olympics. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005.

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.

Sue Gunter

Real/Birth Name:
Sue Gunter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Middle Tennessee State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Louisiana State University, United States Olympic Team. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2003. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2005. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.

Teresa Edwards

Real/Birth Name:
Teresa Edwards
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of Georgia, Atlanta Glory, Philadelphia Rage, Minnesota Lynx. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1996. National High School Hall of Fame 2002.

Uljana Semjonova

Real/Birth Name:
Uljana Larionovna Semjonova
Also Known As:
Ульяна Ларионовна Семёнова
Uljana Semyonova
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1" or higher. Olympic Gold Medal 1976. Olympic Gold Medal 1980. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.

Van Chancellor

Real/Birth Name:
Van Winston Chancellor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached women's basketball. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 2002. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2001.

Walt Frazier

Real/Birth Name:
Walt Frazier
Nickname(s):
Clyde
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Southern Illinois University, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1987.

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.

Willis Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Willis Reed Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Center / power forward, Teams Grambling State University,, New York Knicks. Coach, teams New York Knicks, Creighton University, New Jersey Nets. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1960. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994.

Wilt Chamberlain

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

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 1950. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1966. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1967. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1968.
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