George's coach saw his potential and gave him a leadership role in his senior year. George led Knight to the Golden League championship that year, and was voted the league's Most Valuable Player, the Antelope Valley Press Player of the Year, and a member of the Daily News 2007-08 All-Area Boys' Basketball team.
After graduating from Knight, George attended the University of Arizona, where he played college basketball for the Wildcats. As a freshman, he averaged 14.5 points per game and was named to the All-Pac-10 Team. As a sophomore, he improved his scoring average to 19.4 points per game and was again named to the All-Pac-10 Team. After his second season at Arizona, George decided to withdraw from school to pursue a career in basketball. He signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder as an undrafted free agent.
As a rookie with the Thunder, George started at point guard and averaged 12.4 points per game. He was also selected to play in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. In July 2015, George signed with the Indiana Pacers, who had drafted him number two overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. With the Pacers, he won the 2016 NBA Championship. In June 2017, George signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, where he spent one season before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Damian Lillard on draft night 2018.
He played basketball collegiately at Globe Institute of Technology and professionally for the United States Basketball League's Brooklyn Kings, the American Basketball Association's Harlem Strong Dogs, and in the Dominican Republic. His father was known as "Dunkers Delight" when playing for the Court Kingz, a streetball team. He died on January 4, 2015 after suffering from a heart attack.
After his death, Obi started wearing his father's old jerseys to games. The fans took notice and gave him the nickname "Dunker's Delight II".
He is currently an assistant coach for the Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team.
Obi Toppin played with his father on the Court Kingz before going on to have a successful career of his own. He now coaches at his former school, Seton Hall, helping them win 26 games in 2016-17.
Seton Hall is one of only six remaining teams to have ever made the NCAA Tournament in their first season of existence. The others are the 1996 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels, 1997 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 1998 Arkansas Razorbacks, and 1999 Richmond Spiders.
They have also made the NIT every year except for 1995 when they were banned from post-season play due to violations of NCAA rules.
Gervin, George Professional life Gervin began his career with the Pontiac Chaparrals of the Continental Basketball Association in 1972-73, where he was recognized by Johnny Kerr, Vice President of Basketball Operations. 2 Awards and records 3: After basketball, what comes next? 4: Personal life 5 things about your profession.... That you don't learn in school.
He later played for the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs of the NBA.
During his time with the Chaparrals, Gervin won the CBA scoring title with a average of 28 points per game. He also led the league in rebounding with an average of 14 rebounds per contest. In addition, Gervin scored 2,000 points in only 98 games which is considered one of the best scoring records in NBA history.
After ending his career with the Spurs, Gervin became a television analyst for ESPN. He has been invited to participate in All-Star Games as a reserve player.
In 2014, Gervin was selected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. The selection was based on his achievements as a player and his contributions to the development of basketball worldwide.
Pontiac was able to win the CBA Championship during Gervin's first season with them. They went on to defeat the New York Nets in the Finals.
He played one season of collegiate basketball for the University of Texas before being taken as the second overall choice in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. He spent nine seasons in Oklahoma City before joining the Golden State Warriors in 2016, where he won back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018. During his time with the Thunder and Sonics, Durant helped lead his teams to the playoffs eight times.
While at Texas, Durant averaged 26.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He was named the 2006-07 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year after making an immediate impact for the Longhorns, helping them reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six years. In just his first season, he was voted into the All-Big 12 First Team.
Durant's father, Steve, was a star forward for Kansas State from 1983 to 1987. His mother, Penny, was an international tennis player who competed in the 1976 Olympics. His older brother, Tony, was also a top prospect in the NBA. Kevin chose to follow in his father's footsteps and play basketball. The family moved to Austin when Steve accepted a coaching job there, which is where Kevin grew up and went to school. He returned home occasionally to visit his parents, but always wanted to stay in Austin so he could play baseball in the Major Leagues. He started taking basketball more seriously when he began to realize that his athletic future depended on it.
Barons of Birmingham Michael Jordan, widely regarded as the greatest basketball player in NBA history, retired from the Chicago Bulls in 1994 to join the Chicago White Sox AA minor league affiliate, the Birmingham Barons. He only batted 202/289. However, he still managed to hit over.300 five times.
After one season with the Barons, Jordan returned to the Bulls where he continued to be one of the best players in the NBA until his retirement in 2001. During that time, he won six NBA championships, including five straight from 1991 to 1995, and was named MVP a record three times.
Jordan's net worth is $750 million dollars. He is also ranked #3 on Forbes' list of the world's top athletes.
Michael Jordan was born on February 17th, 1963, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Joseph "Joe" James Jordan and Veronica "Verneil" Yates Jordan. He has two siblings: a sister, LaToya, and a brother, Jeffrey.
His childhood name was Michael Aaron Jordan. He changed it when he joined the Basketball Association of America (now known as the National Basketball Association or NBA) in 1984 because there was already another Michael Jordan playing in the league at the time.
As a freshman, he was a member of the varsity basketball team. Bryant was the first rookie to start for Lower Merion's varsity squad in decades, although the team concluded with a 4-20 record. Bryant played all five positions for the Aces during the next three years, compiling a 77-13 record. He finished his high school career as the program's all-time leader in points scored with 2,857 and assists with 761.
Bryant went on to lead Lower Merion to four more district titles and three more regional championships before graduating in 1996. That year, he was named Philadelphia's Player of the Year after averaging 26.5 points per game. He also earned First Team All-State, Second Team All-American, and Parade Magazine All-America honors.
After graduating from Lower Merion, Bryant attended college at University of Pennsylvania, where he spent one season playing varsity basketball. He left school to begin his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1997.
During his time at Lower Merion and University of Pennsylvania, Bryant led the Aces/Quakers to seven district titles and four regionals. He ended up winning state titles in 1994 and 1995 when he was a junior and senior, respectively. He was drafted #3 by the Lakers in the 1996 NBA Draft.