Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …George McGinnis


Big George Mc Ginnis

George Mc Ginnis(Power Forward) was Mr. Indiana played high school, College and pro ball all in the state of Indiana. He played of the Indiana Pacers of the ABA (1971-1975)was 2 time ABA champion(1972-1973) and won the ABA’s MVP (1975) His style of play was most closely resembles today …Karl Malone if you watch carefully. He left the ABA to sign with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers his first year there he was featured on offense and the team was built around his skills. Much to his dismay though George would eventually have to share top billing with another star…Julius Erving aka Dr.J Mc Ginnis was traded to the Denver Nuggets in 1978, despite having gone to the NBA finals in 1977 with Dr. J the two didnot mesh well on the court. Mc Ginnis did finish his career though back with the Indiana Pacers 1980-1982. His number 30 is retired by the Pacers.

His career numbers are 20 ppg, 11 rebounds per game and 3.7 assist per game
Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday salutes…George Mc Ginnis

Career highlights and awards

2× ABA Champion (1972–1973)
ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player (1973)
ABA Most Valuable Player (1975)
3× NBA All-Star (1976–1977, 1979)
All-NBA First Team (1976)
All-NBA Second Team (1977)
3× ABA All-Star (1973–1975)
2× All-ABA First Team (1975–1975)
All-ABA Second Team (1973)
ABA All-Rookie First Team (1972)
ABA All-Time Team
No. 30 Retired by the Indiana Pacers

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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