Ann Meyers (born March 26, 1955) is a distinguished figure in the history of women's basketball. A standout player in college, the Olympics, international tournaments, and the professional levels, she is one of the most talented women to ever have played the game. Meyers was born in San Diego, California.
For the past seventeen years, Bill Raftery has served as television analyst for New Jersey Nets telecasts. Raftery brings his playing and coaching experience to every telecast, offering keen analysis and opinion during the games.
One of the most acclaimed broadcasters in all of college basketball, Billy Packer has covered 23 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships as an analyst, the last 16 for CBS Sports. He won the Sports Emmy award for Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst (1993).
Future Hall of Famer Charles Barkley brought vitality, attitude and a host of skills to professional basketball, maturing into one of the league's most respected, awe-inspiring and recognizable individuals.
Millions of fans know Chris Webber best for his outstanding athletic ability on the basketball court but Cwebb, as he is affectionately known, leads the pack in more than just sports.
Curly Neal, the original ambassador of basketball and one of the most popular players in Globetrotter history, serves as the Director of Special Projects for the Orlando Magic, Public Relations for he Harlem Globetrotters and Spokesperson for Siemens Corp
During his 20 years as head basketball coach at Notre Dame (1972-91), Phelps won more games (393) than any coach in Irish history. His teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament on 14 occasions -- including six of his last seven seasons -- and reached the Final Four in 1978.
Isiah Thomas, the former point guard, went straight to the point. Our goal is to win a championship, said Thomas. "That's the only goal." So on July 20, 2000, when Thomas was named coach of the Indiana Pacers, he made it clear that second place is no place he wants to be. And he has the resume to prove it.
James Worthy defines the term "most valuable player","not just in his career as a superstar athlete, but as an entrepreneur, sports broadcast analyst, commercial spokesman, and devoted father.
American professional basketball player with the New York Knicks of the NBA. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being undrafted out of college, the 2010 Harvard University graduate reached a partially guaranteed contract deal later that year with his hometown Golden State Warriors.
Jerry Colangelo is a respected Arizona sports mogul. Owner, or part owner, of most of Arizona's professional sports teams, Colangelo arrived in Phoenix in 1968, after a stint as an assistant coach of the Chicago Bulls.
In 1960, when the Lakers moved to Los Angeles from Minneapolis, they were joined by a rookie guard from the University of West Virginia. In the ensuing four decades the fate of the team and that rookie, Jerry West, have gone hand in hand.
After a year as a backup, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Dumars became a starter in 1986-87 and was soon recognized as one of the finest defensive guards in the league he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1986 and to the NBA's all-defensive team in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993.
From the moment he stepped into the head coaching position at Georgetown University in 1972, John Thompson told his team, which had compiled a 3-23 record the previous year, that the program would someday win a national championship.
The boy who became "Dr. J" began life in a public housing project but his talent, hard work and determination were to take him a long way. One of the most exciting and talented players in the history of professional basketball, Julius Erving literally changed how the game is played.
Works as a studio analyst with host Ernie Johnson for TNT and TBS telecasts. Joined Turner Sports for the end of the 1997-98 regular season and playoffs, primarily as a studio analyst.
Kevin Johnson is a businessman, community activist, philanthropist, world-class athlete and former national television personality. Always ambitious and goal oriented, at only 36 years of age, Johnson has received numerous awards and accolades for both his work on and off the basketball court. While all of his accomplishments to date hold a special meaning for him, Kevin Johnson has only begun to make his mark.
From 1980-81 through the 1991-92 season, Kevin McHale teamed with Larry Bird and Robert Parish to form one of the greatest frontlines in professional basketball history with the Boston Celtics.
Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978(1978-08-23)) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.
LeBron James (born December 30, 1984(1984-12-30)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
Meadowlark Lemon, affectionately known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball," is a legendary hero in the world of sports. He has been the creative force and focal point of international, comedic basketball since he began his career with the Harlem Globetrotters more than 4 decades ago.
Michael Jordan, the best known athlete in the world, is a leading scorer in the National Basketball Association (NBA), who led the Chicago Bulls to many recent NBA championships.
2006-07 was another record-setting season for the head coach of the Phoenix Suns. Mike D'Antoni (dan-TONE-ee) guided the Suns to the two longest win streaks in franchise history (17 and 15) as Phoenix cruised to its third-straight Pacific Division title (sixth in club history). D'Antoni's Suns finished with the NBA's second-best record (61-21), marking his second 60-win season and the third in franchise history.
Mike Fratello is in his 2nd year as a television broadcaster for Turner Sports, Inc., a Time Warner company that presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide, and is a leader in televised sports programming.
Her athletic ability was nationally recognized as early as 1974. As a sophomore at Far Rockaway High School in Queens, N.Y. the young Nancy Lieberman was invited to participate in ABAUSA's national team trials for a chance to play on the United States' first ever Women's Olympic Basketball Team.
Anthony Nomar Garciaparra was born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California and is an American baseball player who currently plays first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Rick Adelman, who twice coached the Portland Trail Blazers to berths in the NBA Finals and later coached the Golden State Warriors, returned to the NBA after a season's absence on Sept. 17, 1998, when the Sacramento Kings hired him as the franchise's 19th head coach.
This Hall of Fame forward is the only player to lead the NCAA, NBA, and ABA in scoring. After playing fourteen seasons (10 with the NBA), Barry racked up a career total of 25, 279 points. He was a 12-time All-Star selection, and in 1975, he led his Golden State Warriors to the NBA championship. He retired after the 1979-80 season, and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1996, Barry was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.
NBA All-Star Forward Sean Elliott, 32, began his basketball career at the University of Arizona, where he was the all-time leading scorer in Pac-10 Conference history, breaking the record held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Since the birth of the Women's National Basketball Association in 1997, Swoopes has stormed onto the sports scene as one of the nation's most skilled and impressive athletes, earning the nickname that testifies to her speed and grace on the court, "Wind."
Walt Frazier, better known as "Clyde Cool" to his fans, retired from a colorful basketball career after the 1978-79 season. The nickname "Clyde" was bestowed upon him because his 1930's-style attire reminded a teammate of Clyde Barrow's dress and because Walt "stole" basketballs the way Clyde robbed banks.
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