B/R Exclusive: Knicks Legend Bill Bradley Talks About Sports’ Social Impact

September 30th, 2010 by Emile Avanessian Leave a reply »
Bill Bradley is no stranger to success. In fact, he’s fluent in it. From the age of 20, the man’s built a resume that’s frankly difficult to believe.

In short, Bill Bradley is the most accomplished man ever to take the floor in the NBA.

While playing at Princeton, he averaged 29.8 ppg, earned First Team All-America honors twice (1963-64 and 1964-65), was named AP’s Player of the Year and the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player in 1964-65, and in 1965 won the James E. Sullivan Award, presented annually to the United States' top amateur athlete.

In the meantime, he was a unanimous selection to the 1964 Olympic basketball team, with whom he captured a gold medal in Tokyo.

He also graduated with honors, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford, and had a book written about his time in college (John McPhee’s "A Sense of Where You Are").

While attending Oxford, where he studied political and economic history, he played professionally for a year (1965-66) for Olimpia Milano in Italy's top league, with whom he won a European Champions Cup.

Once in the NBA, he pro ...

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