D. Jun 1st 2005 - NBA's first big man in 1950's with Minneapolis Lakers (now Los Angeles Lakers)
American. Was instrumental in popularizing the NBA (National Basketball Association) around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. Signed a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox on March 31, 1994 during a "retirment period".
Australian. Olympic Squad Member 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000.
He is the all time leader in rebound rate and generally regarded as one the greatest re bounders of all-time, nicknamed The Worm and stands 6ft 7inches
Born Lew Alcindor, led UCLA to 3 NCAA titles (1967-69), Player of the year twice, led Milwaukee (1) and L.A.Lakers (5) to 6 NBA titles, retired in 1989 after 20 years as all-time leader in over 20 categories
Won two NCAA basketball titles at USC (1983-84), won gold medal with U. S. team in 1988, 2-time WNBA Mvp and 4-time league champion with Houston Comets, born 1963
Single season scoring record; 1936-1999
All-time leading NBA scorer, born 1947
American basketball player in both the American and National Basketball Associations (NBA) Most Valuable Player three times