George Gervin

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Date of Birth April 27, 1952
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan
Age 68 years old
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George Gervin

George Gervin, nicknamed "the Iceman", is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls. Gervin averaged at least 14 points per game in all 14 of his ABA and NBA seasons, and finished with an NBA career average of 26.2 points per game. In 1996, Gervin was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Born: April 27, 1952, Detroit, Michigan
Nationality: American
Listed height: 6 ft 7 in
Listed weight: 180 lb
High school: Martin Luther King, (Detroit, Michigan)
College: Eastern Michigan (1970–1972)
NBA draft: 1974 / Round: 3 / Pick: 40, Phoenix Suns

About George Gervin

Hall of Fame shooting guard known as "The Iceman" for his grace under pressure. He played the bulk of his career with the San Antonio Spurs in the ABA and NBA and was a 12-time All-Star between the two leagues, as well as a 5-time All-NBA First Team selection and 4-time NBA scoring champion.

Before Fame

After a standout career at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Michigan, he played two years of college basketball at Eastern Michigan University.

Achievement

After retiring from the NBA, he played professionally in the CBA as well as in Italy and Spain.

Family Life

He married Joyce King two times, first in 1976 and again in 1985.

Associations

He and Kobe Bryant are considered to be two of the greatest pure shooting guards in NBA history.

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