Chuckie Williams is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard, Williams played at Kansas State University from 1972 to 1976 for legendary head coach Jack Hartman. One of the school's most potent long-range shooters, Chuckie Williams was a four-year letterman from 1972-76, he helped lead the Wildcats to an 82-30 record, including two NCAA Elite Eight appearances and the 1973 Big Eight regular season championship. He spanned the years between his fellow retirees and was a teammate of both Mike Evans and Lon Kruger. After averaging just 5.3 points as a sophomore, Williams made one of the biggest scoring jumps in school history the following season as he paced the Wildcats in scoring at 22.1 points per game en route to guiding K-State to the 1975 Elite Eight. He was named first team a Helms Foundation All-American; the following year, Williams guided the squad to its second consecutive 20-win season en route to earning second team All-America honors from The Sporting News, Converse Yearbook and Basketball Weekly.
He repeated his first team All-Big Eight honors as well as Helms Foundation All-America accolade. A native of Columbus, Williams still ranks among the top 10 in 24 single-game, season and/or career statistical categories in school history, including tops in field goals made in a game, field goals attempted in a game, season field goals made and season field goal attempts, he is the school's sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,364 points. Williams held the school single-game scoring mark for 19 years with 47 points against Holy Cross in 1975 before Askia Jones broke the mark with 62 against Fresno State on March 24, 1994, he shares the mark for most points in an NCAA Tournament game with 35 against Syracuse in 1975. For his career, Williams averaged 16.2 points on 47.0 percent shooting with 2.7 rebounds in 84 games. Williams became just the second player in school history to be selected in the first round of the 1976 NBA Draft when he was picked 15th by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he played 22 games for Cleveland in 1976-77, averaging 1.7 points per game
Rashard Quovon Lewis is an American former professional basketball player. Rashard entered the NBA directly from Alief Elsik High School, he rose to prominence in the NBA as a scorer with the Seattle SuperSonics, was a member of the Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Miami Heat. He garnered one with Seattle and another with Orlando. Lewis reached the NBA Finals three times, winning an NBA championship in 2013 as a member of the Heat. Despite being recruited by Florida State and Houston, Lewis bypassed college and opted for the 1998 NBA draft, wherein he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 32nd overall pick. At the time of his selection, he was the last player remaining in the "green room", where fifteen of the top draft prospects sit until their selection, he and teammate Ray Allen made Seattle a contender during the early 2000s. In 2001, Lewis was selected to play for the United States in the Goodwill Games, in which they won the gold medal. On October 31, 2003, Lewis scored a career-high 50 points to lead the SuperSonics to a 124–105 win over the Los Angeles Clippers to close out a two-game series in Saitama, Japan.
Lewis was named an All-Star in 2004–05. Lewis holds the SuperSonics' record for most three-pointers made, having passed Dale Ellis for second place on November 22, 2005, Gary Payton for first place on March 13, 2007, when Lewis made his 918th three-pointer in a game against the Detroit Pistons. After playing his first nine seasons for the Seattle SuperSonics, Lewis joined the Orlando Magic in July 2007, as he agreed to a six-year sign-and-trade deal worth $118 million. In his first season with the Magic, Lewis was moved from his usual small forward position to power forward; that year, he made 53 more three-pointers than his previous single-season record. During the playoffs, the Magic reached the second round, with Lewis contributing a 33-point performance against the Detroit Pistons in Orlando's only win of the series. Lewis was the Magic's top scorer in the playoffs and set personal records in points and assists. Lewis started the 2008–09 season as the team's second leading scorer, earning an appearance in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game.
In the 2009 NBA Playoffs, Lewis hit a game-winning shot in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, what he called the biggest shot of his career. The Magic won the series and advanced to the NBA Finals, where they were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. On August 6, 2009, Lewis was suspended without pay for the first ten games of the 2009–10 season after testing positive for a banned substance. On December 18, 2010, Lewis was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Gilbert Arenas. In 60 games for the Wizards over two seasons, Lewis averaged 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. On June 20, 2012, Lewis was traded, along with the 46th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor. On June 30, 2012, the Hornets waived him. On July 11, 2012, Lewis signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat; the move reunited him with former Seattle teammate Ray Allen. The Heat finished the 2012–13 season with a league-best 66–16 record.
Lewis won his first NBA championship with the Heat's Finals series victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Lewis earned rave reviews from Heat coach Erik Spoelstra for the way he defended in Game 3 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers though he finished without a single point, assist or steal. Lewis worked his way into the starting lineup during the series, earning notoriety for helping the team despite a lack of impressive box score statistics in games 3 and 4. In Game 5 of the series, Lewis started again, scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from behind the three-point line. In Game 6, Lewis scored 13 points as the Heat advanced to the NBA Finals; the Heat went on to lose the Finals to the San Antonio Spurs in five games. On July 19, 2014, Lewis signed with the Dallas Mavericks. However, just four days his contract was voided by the Mavericks after he failed his physical when it was discovered that his right knee required surgery. In 2017, Rashard joined the 3 Headed Monsters of the BIG3 basketball league, a team that include NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton as the head coach, teammates such as Jason Williams, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Kwame Brown.
The 3 Headed Monsters went 7-1, reaching the Championship game, where they lost to undefeated Trilogy. Lewis was awarded MVP for the season. List of National Basketball Association career games played leaders List of National Basketball Association career 3-point scoring leaders Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com Rashard Lewis at nba.com Rashard Lewis on IMDb
John Lucas II
John Harding Lucas II is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. He works as the player development coach of the Houston Rockets, he played college basketball for Maryland. Lucas attended the University of Maryland. Lucas was a Second-team All-American for the Terrapins team in 1973-74, along with his teammates Len Elmore and Tom McMillen; the Terrapins had a record of 23-5 in the regular season, 9-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. However, they lost during the ACC Tournament, they could not go to the NCAA Tournament. Elmore and McMillan graduated in 1974, but in the following 1974-75 season, Lucas was a First-team All-American; the Terrapins recorded a 24-5 regular season record, 10-2 in the ACC, they won the ACC regular season crown. However, they lost to NC State in the semifinals of the ACC tournament; the NCAA tournament, had been expanded to include 32 teams. For the first time, more than one team per conference was allowed into the tournament. Maryland advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to Louisville.
In the 1975-76 season, Lucas was a First-team All-American once again. The Terrapins recorded a 22-6 regular season record, 7-5 in the ACC, but they lost out in the ACC Tournament and did not make the NCAA Tournament. Following this senior season, Lucas was the first overall pick of the 1976 NBA draft, selected by the Houston Rockets, he was drafted by the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association. Lucas played for the US national team in the 1974 FIBA World Championship. Lucas played in the NBA for fourteen years and was a member of the 1986 Houston Rockets team that made it to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Boston Celtics. However, the following off-season, Lucas's basketball career took a turn for the worse when longstanding problems with illegal drugs became public. Several of his Rockets teammates, including Mitchell Wiggins and Lewis Lloyd, were banished from the NBA due to positive tests for cocaine usage. Lucas, a cocaine user, submitted voluntarily to anti-drug and anti-alcohol treatment in order to stay in the league.
After failing two tests in the 1985-86 season, the Rockets waived him in March, which meant he missed out on the run the Rockets had all the way to the NBA Finals. Lucas was given another chance in January of 1987 when he was signed to a ten day contract by the Milwaukee Bucks that led to a full contract for the rest of the season. Lucas played four more years in the NBA, averaging at age 33 a career-high 17.5 points in 1986–87, before settling into a reserve role the next three years. After undergoing drug rehabilitation and starting programs of his own to help other athletes rehabilitate, Lucas returned to the NBA as a coach becoming a head coach, he has coached the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers, each for less than two seasons, compiling a 174–258 overall coaching record. His most successful stint was with the Spurs. In 1992–93, he took over from Jerry Tarkanian and went 39–22 the rest of the season, reached the Western Conference semi-finals; the next year the Spurs lost in the first round of playoffs.
Prior to accepting the head coaching position for the Cavs, he was assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets for three seasons. Lucas worked with Indiana Pacers guard T. J. Ford in Houston after the guard sustained a neck injury from a hard foul from Atlanta's Al Horford. Lucas was hired for the 2009–10 NBA season as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers under head coach Mike Dunleavy. Lucas began working with former NFL first round pick JaMarcus Russell in 2010 as a life coach, but ceased this role in April 2011. In July 2016, Lucas joined the Houston Rockets as a player development coach. Lucas was not only a standout basketball player, but a standout tennis player. An All-American in the sport while at Maryland, he won ACC number one singles championship twice in 1974 and 1976, before being named the McKelvin Award winner as the conference's top all-around athlete. Lucas competed in two Grand Prix tennis tournaments in 1973, another in 1979, a challenger event in 1979, his best result was reaching the semi-finals of the challenger in Raleigh, North Carolina, partnering Fred McNair.
He won one other tour match, by default in doubles in 1973 in Merion, Pennsylvania while partnering Vic Seixas. He lost all four of the singles first round matches which he contested, in straight sets, his best singles result was a 4-6 loss to John Austin. Lucas's career high ranking was 579th, in singles in December 1979. Lucas played World Team Tennis with the San Francisco Golden Gaters in 1976, the New Orleans Sun Belt Nets in 1978, he and Renée Richards had success teaming up as the Nets' regular mixed-doubles team in 1978. The 6'1" Richards was delighted to have a male partner, taller than she was. In 2005, Lucas was the head coach of the Houston Wranglers, which featured Steffi Graf and Mardy Fish. Lucas's elder son John Lucas played college basketball at Oklahoma State, has been a member of several NBA teams, his younger son, played college basketball at the University of Texas. List of National Basketball Association career assists leaders List of National Basketball Association players with most assists in a game BasketballReference.com: John Lucas BasketballReference.com: John Lucas
1981–82 NBA season
The 1981–82 NBA season was the 36th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals; the regular-season ran. The 1982 NBA All-Star Game was played at the new Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with the East defeating the West 120–118. Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics wins the game's MVP award; this season marked the New Jersey Nets first season in the new arena. On March 6, 1982, San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 in three overtime periods to set the record for most points by two teams in a game; the record was broken two seasons later. Magic Johnson secures his second NBA Finals MVP award several months before his 23rd birthday; the Los Angeles Lakers begin a string of nine consecutive seasons as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Denver Nuggets scored at least 100 points in every single game of the season, while allowing 100 points in every game.
It remains the only time. After a few years of success in NCAA basketball, the breakaway rim became standardized equipment in the NBA; this season marked Isiah Thomas' rookie season. The three-to-make-two free throw rule, along with the two-to-make one rule, were both eliminated; this season marked Bob Dandridge' final season. Notes z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs and first round bye c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs and first round bye y – Clinched division title and first round bye x – Clinched playoff spot Teams in bold advanced to the next round; the numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home court advantage does not belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record. Most Valuable Player: Moses Malone, Houston Rockets Rookie of the Year: Buck Williams, New Jersey Nets Coach of the Year: Gene Shue, Washington Bullets All-NBA First Team: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers Moses Malone, Houston Rockets Gus Williams, Seattle SuperSonics All-NBA Second Team: Alex English, Denver Nuggets Bernard King, Golden State Warriors Robert Parish, Boston Celtics Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks All-NBA Rookie Team: Buck Williams, New Jersey Nets Jay Vincent, Dallas Mavericks Kelly Tripucka, Detroit Pistons Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons Jeff Ruland, Washington BulletsNote: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com
Ruben Nathaniel Patterson is an American former professional basketball player. During his career, he played as a small shooting guard. During his college career at the University of Cincinnati, Patterson earned third-team All-American honors and helped lead the Bearcats to Conference USA titles in both of his seasons there. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1998, Patterson began his career with the Greek team AEK Athens BC before joining the Lakers in his rookie season, he played for the NBA teams Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers before ending his career with the Lebanese team Champville SC. Patterson had a troubled family life, both parents and one of his sisters battled drug addiction, his father spent time in prison; as a youth, he lived with his mother, Charlene Patterson, who died of a heart attack when he was at the University of Cincinnati. After hearing of her death while on a road trip at UAB, he rejected an offer to fly home and spend time with his family, instead staying with his team for the game and scoring 32 points.
"My mother would have wanted me to play," Patterson explained. Patterson started off his college basketball career in the small town of Independence, Kansas at the Independence Community College, he transferred to the University of Cincinnati. Patterson was a second-round selection of the 1998 NBA Draft, chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers. Due to the lock-out season of 1998, he started the season in the Greek league playing with AEK Athens BC where he averaged 12.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19 games. He played for the Lakers, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Denver Nuggets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging a career 10.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. He nicknamed himself the "Kobe Stopper" after claiming he could play strong defense against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. Patterson left the Lakers for Seattle on August 1999 as a free agent, he became known as a solid defensive player and a good shooter, finishing fourth in the league in field goal percentage.
He finished his second season in Seattle after starting 74 of 81 games, third on the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game. After that season, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. In his second year in Portland, trouble began to brew for Patterson, he was punched in the face by teammate Zach Randolph during a practice. Randolph intervened in an argument between Patterson and rookie teammate Qyntel Woods; the move cost Randolph $100,000. Outspoken and erratic, Patterson was temporarily suspended from the Trail Blazers in the 2005–06 season for speaking harshly to coach Nate McMillan and refusing to return to a game, upset about his lack of playing time. Patterson explained his outburst, saying he was frustrated and it was "like the devil hit me and told me to get it out", he demanded that he get at least 25 minutes per game or be traded. In February 2006, Patterson was traded to the Denver Nuggets. In the following off-season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Joe Smith. In Milwaukee, Patterson posted the best numbers of his career with 14.7 points, 2.9 assists and 31.0 minutes per game.
He tied a career-high in rebounds per game with 5.4 and posted a career-best 55% field goal average. On August 29, 2007, Patterson signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Patterson was waived by the Clippers on December 13, 2007, he joined the Lebanese club Champville. Patterson was involved in a number of off-the-court issues during his basketball career. Patterson would have to register himself as a sex offender to establish legal residency in many U. S. states, due to pleading guilty in 2001 to attempted rape of his child's nanny in September 2000. It was reported. In February 2001, Patterson was convicted of misdemeanor assault for attacking a man who scratched his car outside a Cleveland, Ohio night club. Patterson was arrested in 2002 for felony domestic abuse charges on his wife, his wife dropped the charges and they divorced. He was accused of failing to register as a sex offender on May 15, 2007 after moving into a new house in Cincinnati and a bench warrant was issued, his agent, former NFL player Tim McGee, said Patterson's failure to register was "an oversight" after Patterson was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine on June 8.
On March 27, 2010, Patterson was arrested in Hamilton County, Ohio on DUI charges after it was found that his blood alcohol level was.117. On July 26, 2010, Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard sentenced him to a $500 fine and a three-day driving program, he ordered Patterson not to consume alcohol for 18 months. Ruben Patterson biography at NBA.com Ruben Patterson at Basketball-Reference.com Ruben Patterson stats with AEK
Robert Parish is an American retired basketball center who played 21 seasons in the NBA, tied for the most in league history. He played an NBA-record 1,611 regular season games in his career. Parish was known for his strong defense, high arcing jump shots, clutch rebounding late in games. Parish was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1996, Parish was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, his nickname was The Chief, after the fictitious Chief Bromden, a silent, giant Native American character in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. According to Parish, former Celtics forward Cedric Maxwell gave him this nickname because of his stoic nature. Robert is the son of Ada Parish, he is the oldest of their four children. Parish was 6 feet 6 inches in the seventh grade when junior high coach Coleman Kidd first noticed him and encouraged him to play basketball, new to him. Coleman would come to the Parish family home if Robert missed a practice and gave Parish a basketball to practice with.
It was at this time that Parish started wearing his uniform No. 00: On the day they passed out the uniforms in junior high school, it was the only jersey left.“I didn’t like basketball growing up.” Parish said, talking about how he focused instead on football and track. “ Coleman would] come to my house and take me to practice every day until I had to start showing up myself, I give all the credit to him.”Parish attended Woodlawn High School in Shreveport, where he played for Coach Ken Ivy. He had first attended Union High School. Named All-American, All-State, All-District, All-City in 1972, Parish led Woodlawn High School to the 1972 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class AAAA state championship. Parish attended Centenary College of Louisiana, playing for Coach Larry Little, from 1972–1976, choosing the school because it was close to his home. However, he received no notice because of one of the most severe penalties levied by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.“The reason why I chose Centenary is because of their coaches,” Parish said.
“I was impressed with the coaches."In 1965, the NCAA adopted the so-called "1.6 rule" to determine academic eligibility of incoming freshmen. Under its provisions, freshmen academically qualified if their high school grades and standardized test scores predicted a minimum college grade point average of 1.6 on a 4-point scale. Parish, who led Woodlawn High School in Shreveport to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class AAAA state championship in 1972, took a standardized test that did not fit the NCAA's formula; this was a violation of NCAA regulations. Shortly before Parish was to enroll, the NCAA notified Centenary that he and four other basketball players whose test scores had been converted were ineligible to play there, but said that the school would not be subject to penalty if it rescinded the five scholarships. Centenary argued that the rule did not say that the school could not convert the scores of Parish and the other players, while the NCAA argued that Centenary could not use the test taken by Parish and the other players to establish eligibility.
When Centenary refused to pull the scholarships, the NCAA issued one of the most draconian sanctions in its history. The school's basketball program was put on probation for six years, during which time it was not only barred from postseason play, but its results and statistics were excluded from weekly statistics and its existence was not acknowledged in the NCAA's annual press guides. Within days of its decision, the NCAA repealed the 1.6 rule—but refused to make the five players eligible. A few months all five, including Parish, sued the NCAA for their eligibility at Centenary, but lost; the decision made Parish a sort of "invisible man" who racked up huge statistical totals in virtual obscurity. In his four years at Centenary, the Gents went 87-21 and spent 14 weeks in the AP Top 20 poll during his senior season in 1975–76. While he averaged 21.6 points and 16.9 rebounds per game during his Centenary career and Centenary recognized his records, the NCAA would not include Parish's statistics in its record books.
Between his junior and senior years, Parish played for Team USA at the 1975 Pan American Games. His difficulties with the NCAA indirectly led to his not being recommended for a spot on the team. Centenary paid his way to Salt Lake City to try out. Throughout his time at Centenary, Parish chose not to escape anonymity by either jumping to the National Basketball Association or American Basketball Association, or by transferring to another college though the professional ranks offered him potential riches and a transfer would have given him eligibility and far more publicity. At the time, professional scouts did not question his physical skills, but were divided as to whether his decision to stay at Centenary was a show of loyalty or evidence of poor decision-making. For his part, Parish said, "I didn't transfer, and I have no regrets. None."Overall, Parish averaged 21.6 points and 16.9 rebounds in his 108 game career at Centenary and 24.8 points and 18 rebounds as a senior. The Sporting News named him a first-team All-American as a senior.
In 2018, the NCAA announced that Parish's records would be recognized and placed into the NCAA Record Book after a f
Ronald Henry Lee was an All-American basketball player for the University of Oregon, epitomized the "Kamikaze Kids" under coach Dick Harter with his all-out, fearless hustle and relentless desire to win. Born in Boston, Lee played four seasons for the Ducks between 1972 and 1976; the Phoenix Suns made him the tenth selection in the NBA draft in 1976. Despite not playing football in high school and college, the NFL's San Diego Chargers made him a 12th round selection in the 1976 NFL draft. In the NBA, Lee was named to the 1977 NBA All-Rookie Team and led the NBA in steals the following season. Overall, Lee had a solid, but not spectacular career as a reserve, became a fan favorite because of his effort on the court. Ron Lee is still the all-time leading scorer for the University of Oregon with 2,085 points in his four seasons of play, he ranks second in career assists with 572, first in field goals, fifth in free throws made. He was first-team All-Pac-8 in all four seasons with the Ducks, made numerous All-American lists during his final three seasons.
Lee was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. After ending his NBA career, Lee played for 3 years in Italy. Ron is younger brother of Russ Lee, former All American basketball player at Marshall University and sixth overall pick in the 1972 NBA draft. Ron has another brother. A third brother, Gerald Lee Sr. played at Dowling College and professionally in Finland. His nephew is the Finnish international player Gerald Lee. List of National Basketball Association players with most steals in a game Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com