Random NBA Player of the Day: Earl Monroe

March 27th, 2010 by Wesley Vaughn Leave a reply »
Name: Earl Monroe

Height : 6' 3"   Weight : 190 pounds

Position : Guard

Nicknames   “Earl the Pearl”, “Black Magic”, “Black Jesus”

Career Stats (per game): 18.8 points, 4 assists. 46.4 career shooting percentage


Accomplishments: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1990); NBA champion (1973); All-NBA First Team (1969); NBA Rookie of the Year (1968); NBA All-Rookie Team (1968); Four-time NBA All-Star (1969, ‘71, ‘75, ‘77); One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)

If Barry Sanders were to play in the NBA, he would have resembled Earl Monroe. Monroe performed more moves in a single game than Two Men and a Truck do in a year.

Teammate and fellow New York legend Walt Frazier compared guarding Monroe to “watching a horror movie.”

Monroe’s signature spin move highlighted his play, leaving him almost impossible to contain. As Phil Taylor of Sports Illustrated states , &ldq ...

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