Nate Thurmond: the forgotten big man

Nate the CavNate the BullNate the warrior

He had the mis fortune of playing in the same era as Bill Russell, Wlit Chamberlin and a young Kareem Abdul Jarbar. He played 14 seasons in the NBA and more than held his ground against the best of his era. In some respects it just goes to show you that many times we forget there are other players who are just as good as the stars that dominate the headlines. Thurmond was the kind of big man that made his team better and made his opponents play more honest against his teams. Too bad the NBA didn’t keep block shoots on record as they do now . He might have recorded a triple double in points rebounds and blocks … While the league shows you images of Kareem, Wilt, Bill Russell and maybe Bill Walton …here at Smallthoughtsinasportsworld we are going to show some love to the forgotten, but very talented big man …Nate Thurmond.
Here are his career stats

Nate Thurmond played for the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers

Career statistics

14,437 (15.0 ppg)

14,464 (15.0 rpg)

2,575 (2.7 apg)

7× NBA All-Star (1965–1968, 1970, 1973–1974)
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969, 1971)
3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1972–1974)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1964)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1963)
First player to record a quadruple-double – October 18, 1974
NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
#42 Retired by the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers

Below are highlights of his career,COURTESY of you tube.

Published by bklynboy59

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