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#7 - Jerry West

Jerry Alan West was born on May 28th, 1938. West was one of the few players to play for a single franchise throughout his entire career (Los Angeles Lakers). One of West's nicknames was "Mr Clutch" because of his natural ability to make big time plays and/or shots. Jerry West was a standout at his highschool called East Bank and also at West Virginia University leading them to the 1959 NCAA Championship game and winning MVP despite their loss. Under his reign as a general manager the Los Angeles Lakers went on to win 7 NBA Championships.

Jerry West's Statistics:

Averaged 27 ppg
Averaged 6.7 apg
Averaged 5.8 rpg

Jerry West's Athletic Honours:

NBA Champion: (1972)
NBA Finals MVP: (1969)
Fourteen Time NBA All-Star: (1960-1974)
NBA Scoring Champion: (1970)
Ten Time All-NBA First Time: (1962-1967, 1970-1973)
NBA All-Star Game MVP: (1972)
Four Time All-NBA Defensive Team: (1970-1973)
Two Time Consensus NCAA All-American First Team: (1959,1960)
Two Time SoCon Player Of The Year: (1959, 1960)

Hey everyone! Long time no see! :(

Hey guys, sorry it's been so damn long since I've posted. Everything got crazy hectic with work and school and sports! I'm actually extremely sorry because I wanted to post every 2-3 days and keep you guys updated with everything but I really haven't had time :/. Anywho, I'll make it up with another NBA player post today, and something a little different tomorrow ;). Stay tuned, post tomorrow will come a little late since I have my provincial Handball Finals. Anywho without further ado, I present you with...

#6 - Allen Iverson

Allen Ezail Iverson was born on June 7, 1975. Iverson was a multi-sport athlete as he earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in basketball as well as football, as well as winning the Division AAA Virginia State Championships in both! He attended Bethel High School. Following high school Iverson attended Georgetown University for 2 years. He set the record for career scoring average (22.9 ppg) and won the Big East Defensive Player of the year awards in both his years at Georgetown. Iverson entered the 1996 NBA Draft and was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. He ended up winning Rookie of the Year in his first season. Iverson is also an 11 time All-Star, and won the All-Star MVP award twice.

Allen Iverson's Statistics:

Averaged 26.7 ppg
Averaged 6.2 apg
Averaged 2.2 spg
Most Points in a game: 6
Most Field Goals made in a game: 21
Most Steals in a game: 9
Most Assists in a game: 16

Allen Iverson's Athletic Honours:

NBA Most Valuable Player: (2001)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
Eleven Time NBA All-Star (2000-2010)
Four Time NBA Scoring Champion (1999, 2001-2002, 2005)
Three Time NBA Steals Leader (2001-2003)
Three Time All-NBA First Team (1999,2001,2005)
Two Time NBA All-Star Game MVP (2001, 2005)


One of my favourite players!

#5 - Pete Maravich

Peter "Pistol Pete" Maravich was born on June 22, 1947. The Pistol as they called him was raised in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. In college Pistol stood out and was a star at Louisiana State University (LSU). Pistol Pete is still the all time leading scorer in NCAA Division One with 3,667 points and averaged 44.2 PPG. (Please note all of his stats/accomplishments were achieved before the invention of the three-point line. While attending LSU he averaged 44.2 PPG as previously stated, 7.6 RPG, and 5.1 APG. Pistol Pete was also a 5 time NBA All-Star, and Naismith College Player of the year.

Pistol Pete's Statistics:

Pete had 50+ points 6 times, and 40+ points 35 times in the regular season.
Averaged 24.2 ppg
Averaged 4.2 rpg
Averaged 5.4 apg
Highest Assists in a game: 18
Highest Field Goals Attempted: 43
Highest Field Goals Made: 26
Highest Rebounds: 15

Pistol Pete's Athletic Honours:

Five Time NBA All-Star (1973-1974, 1977-1979)
Two Time All-NBA First Team (1976-1977)
Naismith College Player of The Year (1970)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1971)
Helms Foundation Player Of The Year (1970)
UPI Player Of The Year (1970)
AP College Player Of The Year (1970)
Three Time Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1968-1970)


Following amazing player!

#4 - Magic Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. was born on August 14, 1959. Magic Johnson was recruited to many top ranked colleges but decided to play close to home. He ended up attending Michigan State. During his stay at Michigan State Magic averaged 17 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game as a freshman. The following year they made it to the finals and beat Indiana state which had his future rival Larry Bird. Magic retired from the NBA having 17 707 points (19.5 ppg), 6 559 rebounds (7.2 rpg) and 10 141 assists (11.2 apg). Magic was also a 5 time NBA Champion, 3 time NBA MVP, and 12 time NBA All-Star.

Magic Johnson Statistics:

Averaged 19.5 ppg
Averaged 7.2 rebounds
Averaged 11.2 assists
Highest apg average in NBA History
Highest single game playoff record for assists (24)
Finals record for assists in a game (21)
Most playoff assists (2 346)
138 triple double games, 2nd highest in NBA History.

Magic's Athletic Honours

Five Time NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
Three Time NBA MVP (1987, 1989, 1990)
Twelve Time NBA All-Star (1980, 1982-1992)
Three Time NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987)
Nine Time All-NBA First Team (1983-1991)
Two Time NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992)
NCAA Champion (1979)
Part of the "Dream Team"

What's been going on lately, Riley.

Hey guys, so I haven't really gotten to post much things other than the NBA Legends which I think is and will become a great hit because I've been hella busy again! I know basketball season ended so I should have a lot more free time.. Apparently not! We started another team at my school, and so I'm involved with that as well as handball. I'm actually really sorry cause I know the same topic can get boring some times, so today I decided to spice it up a little bit. I'm going to try and do a new kind of thing every now and then which involves posting on how to dominate from a certain area of the court. Examples include breaking your man off the dribble from the top so you can hit a pullup jumper, or take it all the way and score. It's all personal preference really, other things that I'll be talking about include dominating from the high post, low post, or just being able to consistently hit those open or contested shots. The shots have pretty much all been covered here:
Part 1
Part 2

Anywho guys, today we'll be talking about high post offense, a concept which I believe can completely DOMINATE the game of basketball. Lets start off by saying that a good post player doesn't necessarily have to be tall or lanky to be good. A post player has to be ready to take physical contact though and has to know how to finish. They have to be in the right mindset to know that they have to attack the boards after each and every shot. Without doubt, I believe THE most important thing for a post is footwork, especially at the high post. At the high post you have to be able to establish a pivot foot and be able to go for a nice little jump hook, or into a soft pull up jumper.

The high post offense which has many variations is so effective because it completely creates an iso for the post, and if the team wants to double, great! You have a kick for a wide open 3. It's truly an unguardable offense if run correctly.

Anywho, back on topic dominating from the high post!
I'm not going to go too indepth about how to dominate from the high post, as there's literally thousands and thousands of different methods, but I will tell you one thing. Footwork is key!!! If you can use both your feet as your pivot foot, if you can throw off your defender and get into the lane you will be unstopabble! Some things I would recommend to get better:

- Work on footwork, work on pivoting with your left leg, right leg, your drop step, sweep and step through moves.
- Work on a nice consistent baby jump hook with your left and right hands spinning either way.
- Work on a jumper anywhere from 3-10 feet away from the basket.
I promise you that if you practice these THREE things you will be an extremely dominant high post player!

Thanks guys, more posts coming your way! Hope you all enjoy <3


Next Legend!

#3 - Wilt Chamberlain

Wilton Normand Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936. Wilt attended the University of Kansas playing on their team, and also on the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. Wilt was, and is considered one of the best players in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain retired from the NBA having 31 419 points (30.1 pgg), 23,924 rebounds (22.9 rpg) and 4,643 assists (4.4 apg). Wilt was also a 2 time NBA champion, 4 time MVP, and appeared in 13 NBA All-Star games. Chamberlain led his Kansas JayHawks to the NCAA finals where they lost to North Carolina.

Wilt Chamberlain Statistics:

Chamberlain had 271 40 point games, 118 50 point games, and 32 60 point games.

Highest points in a game: 100
Most points in a half: 59
Most field goals made: 36
Most field goals attempted: 63
Most Free throws made in a game: 28
Most Rebounds in a game: 55
Highest scoring average: 50.4

Wilt's Athletic Honours:

Two Time NBA Champion (1967, 1972)
Four Time NBA MVP (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968)
NBA Finals MVP (1972)
Seven Time All-NBA First Team (1960-1962, 1964, 1965-1968)
Two Time NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972, 1973)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)
Thirteen Time NBA All-Star (1960-1969, 1971-1973)
Seven Time NBA Scoring Champion (1960-1966)
Eleven Time NBA Rebounding Champion (1960-1963, 1966-1969, 1971-1973)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1960)

This concludes my post about Wilt Chamberlain, look for a non NBA related post tomorrow guys! Much love


Next Amazing Player

Alright guys! Today's post will be about...


#2 - Larry Bird

Larry Joe Bird was born on December 7th, 1956. Larry Bird was drafted 6th overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978.
Larry Bird was born in Indiana and grew up in West Baden.
Larry Bird retired from the NBA having 21 791 points (24.3 ppg), 5695 assists (6.3 apg) and 8974 rebounds ( 10 rpg).
Larry Bird was a 3 time NBA champion, a 3 time MVP, and has appeared in 12 All-Star games.
Bird attended Indiana State college leading them to a Division I NCAA tournament final where they lost to Michigan State University in the finals. In that year, Bird won multiple awards.

Larry Bird Statistics:

Bird scored 40+ points 47 times in the regular season throughout his career, and 5 times in the playoffs.

Highest points in a game: 60
Field goals made: 22
Three-point field goals made: 7
Rebounds: 21
Assists: 17
Steals: 9

Larry's Athletic Honors:

Three time NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986)
Three time NBA MVP (1984, 1985, 1986)
Twelve time NBA All-Star ( 1980-1988, 1990-1992)
Two time NBA Finals MVP (1984,1986)
Nine time All-NBA First Team (1980-1988)
Three time NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982-1984)
NBA Rookie of the year (1980)
NBA All-Rookie first team (1980)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1982)
Three time 3-point shootout champion (1986-1988)
NBA Coach of the year (1998)
John R. Wooden Award (1979)
Naismith College Player of the year (1979)
Oscar Roberston Trophy (1979)
Adolph Rupp Trophy (1979)
NABC Player of the year (1979)

This just about concludes my post about Larry Bird, hope you all enjoyed and stay loyal <3