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George Gervin

NBA Guard George Gervin
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Profession: NBA Guard

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Widely regarded to be one of the greatest shooting guards in NBA history, averaging at least 14 points per game in all 14 of his ABA and NBA seasons.

Born: April 27, 1952
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Age: 68 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1976-07-07 NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King
  • 1984-10-16 Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage
  • 1985-10-09 NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

Historical Events

  • 1978-04-09 In separate NBA games Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points (33 in 1 quarter)
  • 1980-02-03 30th NBA All-Star Game, Capital Centre, Landover, Md: East beats West, 144-136 (OT); MVP: George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs, SF

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