Basketball Players in History

Events in Sport

  • 1947-01-09 Providence Steamrollers guard Dino Martin becomes the first NBA player to ever score 40 points in a game, in a 91-68 win over Cleveland Rebels at Rhode Island Auditorium
  • 1951-02-18 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes

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1962-03-02 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points, most ever by an NBA player in a single game, during Warriors' 169-147 win over NY Knicks in Hershey; 36-of-63 from field, 28-of-32 from free-throw line

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1977-12-13 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash

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1986-01-10 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scores his 34,000th career point during 124-102 win over Indiana Pacers; only NBA player to reach the milestone at that time; remains all-time leader (38,387)

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1987-04-16 Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3000 points in a season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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1987-04-17 Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA (and ABA) player to score 30,000 points

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • 1988-09-29 US men's basketball team beats Australia 78-49 to take the bronze medal at the Seoul Olympics; last time US represented by a team that doesn't feature NBA players
  • 1989-02-05 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
  • 1995-01-26 With a record 6,254,427 ballots cast by fans in NBA All-Star Voting, Detroit's Grant Hill becomes the first rookie to lead all NBA players in All-Star votes received, earning #1 on 1,289,585 ballots

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1996-03-07 Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1996-12-05 Portland's Jermaine O'Neal at 18 becomes the youngest NBA player
  • 1997-01-31 San Antonio forward Dominique Wilkins scores 27 points in the Spurs' 97-95 loss to Minnesota; gives him 26,009 career points; only the 6th NBA player to reach the 26k milestone
  • 1999-01-07 NBA Board of Governors unanimously ratifies a new 6-year collective bargaining agreement between the league and the National Basketball Players Association
  • 1999-01-13 Basketball superstar Michael Jordan announces his second retirement just prior to start of lockout-shortened 1998-99 NBA season; returns in 2001 with Washington
  • 2000-09-25 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as "le dunk de la mort" (the dunk of death)
  • 2002-09-04 Argentina pulls off one of the biggest upsets in basketball history, beating the US, 87-80 in 2nd round of the World Championships; 1st US loss in 59 games since sending NBA players to international competition in 1992

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-01-21 LA Lakers forward Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest NBA player to reach 25,000 career points at 31 years, 151 days; beats Wilt Chamberlain by 35 days

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2015-10-13 Basketball player Lamar Odom is hospitalised after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada

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2017-11-15 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1901-06-24 Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor, American basketball player and shoe salesman, born in Azalia, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • 1919-08-11 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)
  • 1920-09-14 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1921-01-14 Ken Sailors, American professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1921-06-04 Bobby Wanzer, American professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-10-28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1923-03-31 Don Barksdale, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1948, NBA All Star 1953), born in Oakland, CA (d. 1993)
  • 1924-05-21 Jack Twyman, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1924-07-10 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestBill Sharman

1926-05-25 Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2013)

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 1926-10-03 Marques Haynes, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (d. 2015)
  • 1927-09-25 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Person of interestEarl Lloyd

1928-04-03 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • 1928-10-21 Vern Mikkelsen, Parlier, CA, basketball player (Lakers, HOF), (d. 2013)
  • 1930-11-10 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1931-01-05 Walt Davis, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1952) and NBA player (Philadelphia Warriors), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1932-05-25 K. C. Jones, American basketball point guard (Olympic gold 1956; NBA champion 1959–66, Boston Celtics) and coach (NBA C'ship 1984, 86; Boston Celtics), born in Taylor, Texas
  • 1932-09-04 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1933-08-17 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
  • 1934-01-24 Burdette Haldorson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1934-08-02 Carl Cecil Cain, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956), born in Freeport, Illinois
  • 1934-10-07 Willie Naulls, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1937-04-26 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • 1939-10-25 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), born in Hillister, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1939-11-29 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940-02-11 Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1940-09-14 Larry Brown, American NBA player and coach (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-10-30 Miguel Calderón Gómez, Cuban basketball player (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1941-08-13 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Tuckerman, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • 1941-10-31 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1941-11-01 Joe Caldwell, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1964; NBA & ABA All Star; St. Louis Hawks, Carolina Cougars), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1942-04-15 Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2011)
  • 1943-02-09 James King, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-07-12 Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic), born in Prescott, Arkansas

Person of interestBill Bradley

1943-07-28 Bill Bradley, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (2-time NBA champion NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player and US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player and US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1944-01-23 Sergey Belov, Soviet basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Shegarsky District, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1944-03-14 Clyde Lee, American NBA player, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1944-07-20 Mel Daniels, professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

Person of interestPhil Jackson

1945-09-17 Phil Jackson, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers), born in Deer Lodge, Montana

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson
  • 1946-03-22 Don Chaney, NBA player (Houston Rockets)/coach (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1946-11-16 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1947-04-01 Norm Van Lier, American basketball point guard (NBA All Star 1974, 76, 77; Chicago Bulls) and broadcaster (Comcast SportsNet), born in East Liverpool, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1948-05-09 Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
  • 1948-09-10 Bob Lanier, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (8-time NBA All-Star), born in Buffalo, NY
  • 1948-11-26 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player, born in Zagreb, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia (d. 1995)
  • 1950-03-04 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1951-03-24 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-21 Doug Collins, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1951-09-25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1951-12-31 Michael Allen Bantom, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-01-26 Thomas Edward Henderson, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Newberry, South Carolina,
  • 1952-03-09 Uljana Semjonova, Soviet-Latvian basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Zarasai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union

Person of interestGeorge Gervin

1952-04-27 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • 1952-07-18 James Forbes, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • 1953-08-08 "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • 1954-08-20 Quinn Buckner, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phoenix, Illinois
  • 1954-09-09 Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-10-19 Joe Bryant, American basketball player
  • 1955-02-06 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955-02-10 Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1955-08-15 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1955-11-21 Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
  • 1956-02-09 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-09-21 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • 1956-12-04 Bernard King, American Basketball Hall of Fame small forward ( NBA All-Star 1982, 84-85, 91; NY Knicks, Washington Bullets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-13 Phil Hubbard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1957-01-11 Darryl Dawkins, American basketball center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets; NBA breaking a backboard rule), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1957-07-30 Bill Cartwright, American basketball center, coach (3-time NBA champion, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • 1957-09-20 Vladimir Tkachenko, Ukrainian-Russian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1958-01-18 Larry Smith, American NBA player, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
  • 1959-02-26 Rolando Blackman, American basketball player, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1959-08-14 Frank Brickowski, American NBA player (Seattle Supersonics), born in Bayville, New York
  • 1959-08-22 Denise Curry, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 83), born in Fort Benton, Montana
  • 1961-11-01 Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1962-02-04 Vern Fleming, American NBA basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-07-31 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • 1962-11-10 Cathy Boswell, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1962-12-28 Keith Lee, American basketball player (Memphis State), born in West Memphis, Arkansas
  • 1963-05-03 Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1963-11-18 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft), born in Landover, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • 1964-01-03 Cheryl Miller, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach and broadcaster (Olympic gold 1984; USC; TNT), born in Riverside, California
  • 1964-08-18 Kenny Walker, American basketball player, born in Roberta, Georgia
  • 1965-03-16 Cindy Brown, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1965-04-29 Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1965-05-13 Chris Washburn, American NBA player, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1965-07-24 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1967-04-03 Pervis Ellison, American basketball player, NBA forward and center (Boston Celtics), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1967-04-24 Dino Radja, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1967-10-04 Vicky Bullett, American basketball forward and coach (Olympic gold 1988; World C’ship gold 1990), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 1968-01-20 Nick Anderson, American basketball player (Orlando Magic), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-04-22 Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 1968-08-22 Michael Curry, American basketball forward and coach (Detroit Pistons), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 1969-01-25 Penny Moore, American WNBA player (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969-02-07 Fiona Robinson-Hannan, Australian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1970-04-27 Mikiko Hagiwara, Japanese basketball player, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • 1970-11-26 John Amaechi, English psychologist and NBA player (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-01-01 Bridget Pettis, American basketball guard (WNBA champion 2007, 09 assistant coach, Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • 1971-02-18 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1971-04-20 Allan Houston, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971-07-17 Calbert Cheaney, American NBA player (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Evansville, Indiana

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1950-12-08 NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy

LoveWedding of Interest

1956-12-09 NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

LoveWedding of Interest

1960-06-25 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

LoveWedding of Interest

1962-07-28 NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

LoveWedding of Interest

1974-02-10 NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving

LoveWedding of Interest

1976-01-11 NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich

LoveWedding of Interest

1979-02-24 NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton

LoveWedding of Interest

1985-07-19 NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas

LoveWedding of Interest

1998-11-14 Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
Actress Carmen Electra
Actress
Carmen Electra

LoveWedding of Interest

1998-12-30 NBA player Clyde Drexler (36) weds attorney Gaynell Floyd

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1999-09-26 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

LoveWedding of Interest

2005-06-11 NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

LoveWedding of Interest

2007-07-07 Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria
  • 2009-02-14 Victoria's Secret Angel model Adriana Lima (31) weds NBA player Marko Jaric (33) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-08-20 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
  • 2012-12-12 Basketball player Amare Stoudemire (30) weds Alexis Welch in Manhattan

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-09-14 NBA player LeBron James (28) weds longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Capella Chapel in San Diego, California

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2014-01-30 NBA player Baron Davis (34) weds CAA agent Isabella Brewster (31) in a secret ceremony
  • 2017-05-13 Former WNBA player Diana Taurasi (34) weds teammate Penny Taylor (36) in Pheonix, Arizona

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-01-28 "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (37) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (30) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of a storybook wedding

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-10-31 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian

Deaths in Sport

  • 1950-09-23 Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)
  • 1967-01-18 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • 1969-06-23 Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor, American basketball player and shoe salesman, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1970-04-06 Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • 1986-06-19 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft) dies of a cocaine-induced seizure at 22
  • 1990-03-04 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
  • 1993-01-19 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • 1993-06-07 Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
  • 1995-05-25 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player, dies at 46
  • 1998-05-15 Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)

Person of interestWilt Chamberlain

1999-10-12 Wilt Chamberlain, American College & Basketball Hall of Fame center (13-time All Star), dies of congestive heart failure at 63

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 2000-01-12 Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • 2002-07-07 Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • 2002-09-14 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), dies of a stroke at 61
NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 2004-09-04 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, dies at 32
  • 2005-04-03 Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

2005-06-01 George Mikan, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All Star 1951-54; NBL MVP 1948; Minneapolis Lakers), dies of diabetes complications at 80

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • 2005-10-15 Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
  • 2005-10-28 Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
  • 2006-09-22 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • 2006-11-06 Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2006-12-12 Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)
  • 2007-02-22 Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)
  • 2007-08-17 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
  • 2008-06-19 Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2008-08-25 Kevin Duckworth, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1989, 91; Portland Trail Blazers), dies of heart failure at 44
  • 2009-02-26 Norm Van Lier, American basketball point guard (NBA All Star 1974, 76, 77; Chicago Bulls) and broadcaster (Comcast SportsNet), dies at 61
  • 2009-02-26 Johnny Kerr, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1956, 59, 63; Syracuse Nats/Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns) and broadcaster (Chicago Bulls), dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • 2009-05-15 Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 2009-11-18 Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • 2010-02-10 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), dies at 82
  • 2010-05-25 Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • 2010-06-04 John Wooden, American basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships), dies at 99
  • 2010-06-19 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2010-07-19 Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (b. 1975)
  • 2010-10-31 Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (b. 1952)
  • 2010-11-08 Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • 2011-05-27 Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)
  • 2011-07-09 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2011-11-18 Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 69
  • 2012-05-19 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), dies of a brain aneurysm at 75
  • 2012-05-30 Jack Twyman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, dies from complications from blood cancer at 78
  • 2013-03-19 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, dies at 91
  • 2013-03-26 Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
  • 2013-08-27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), dies at 73

Person of interestBill Sharman

2013-10-25 Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 2013-11-02 Walt Bellamy, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All-Star 1962–65; NBA Rookie of the Year 1962; Olympic gold 1960), dies at 74
  • 2013-11-21 Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, dies at 85
  • 2014-01-26 Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81

Person of interestEarl Lloyd

2015-02-26 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, dies at 86

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • 2015-05-22 Marques Haynes, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-03 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), dies at 82
  • 2015-08-27 Darryl Dawkins, American basketball center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets; NBA breaking a backboard rule), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 2015-10-30 Mel Daniels, American professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), dies at 71
  • 2016-01-18 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, dies at 91
  • 2016-01-23 Bobby Wanzer, American professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), dies at 94
  • 2016-01-30 Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), dies at 95
  • 2017-04-23 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), dies at 83
  • 2017-04-28 Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 97
  • 2017-07-04 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, dies at 86
  • 2018-01-16 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), dies of complications of dementia at 71