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Bob McAdoo


Bob McAdoo

Bob McAdoo

Date of Birth:25 September 1951
Born At:Greensboro, North Carolina USA
Height: 6’9"
NBA Experience : 14 seasons

Career accomplishments

  • Beginning in his second professional year, led league in scoring three consecutive times (1974: 2,261 points and 30.6 ppg, 1975: 2,831 points and 34.5 ppg, 1976: 2,427 points and 31.1 ppg)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (18.0 ppg, 9.1 rpg) and All-Rookie Team, 1973
  • All-NBA Second Team, 1974
  • NBA MVP and All-NBA First Team, 1975
  • Played in nine NBA playoffs (1974-76, 1978, 1982-86), averaging 18.3 ppg and 7.6 rpg
  • Two NBA Championships with the Lakers, 1982, 1985
  • Five-time NBA All-Star, 1974-78
  • During 14 NBA seasons, scored 18,787 points and averaged 22.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game
  • Los Angeles Clippers franchise all-time leading rebounder with 4,229

Bob McAdoo biography

Bob McAdoo, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, was a potent offensive player for 14 years and with seven NBA teams, most notably the Buffalo Braves. The 1973 NBA Rookie of the Year (18.0 ppg, 9.1 rpg) with the Braves, the 6-foot-9, 225-pound McAdoo led the NBA in scoring in 1974 (30.6 ppg), 1975 (34.5 ppg) and 1976 (31.1 ppg). For his career, McAdoo tallied 18,787 points (22.1 ppg), 35th best in league history, and averaged 20 points or more in seven seasons. The NBA MVP and All-NBA First Team selection in 1975 (Second Team in 1974), McAdoo was selected to five NBA All-Star teams (1974-78). Bob McAdoo earned two NBA championship rings with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1982 and 1985. Following his final NBA season with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1986, McAdoo played seven international seasons in the Italian professional league, averaging 26.6 points and 8.7 rebounds a game during that time. Before his professional career, McAdoo starred at Vincennes Junior College and the University of North Carolina. Bob McAdoo was a junior college All-America in 1970 and 1971 and led Vincennes to the national title in 1970. In his lone season at UNC, McAdoo led the Tar Heels to the 1972 Final Four. Bob McAdoo was MVP of the ACC Tournament and was named an All-America following a 19.5-ppg season. McAdoo recently completed his sixth year as an assistant coach with the NBAs Miami Heat.

Bob McAdoo spent two years playing junior college basketball in Indiana before entering North Carolina University in 1971. Bob McAdoo averaged 19.5 points a game and was a consensus All-American center in his only season before entering the 1972 NBA draft as a so-called hardship case.

The Buffalo Braves chose him in the first round and the 6-foot-9, 225-pounder led the league in scoring his first three seasons with averages of 30.6 in 1972-73, 34.5 in 1974-75, and 31.1 in 1975-76. Bob McAdoo also led the NBA with 1,155 rebounds in 1974-75, when Bob McAdoo was named the league’s most valuable player.

Although Bob McAdoo usually played center, with occasional stints at power forward, McAdoo got most of his points from outside, hitting a soft, accurate jump shot from 15 to 18 feet away, and driving to the basket only to keep defenders honest.

Buffalo traded him to the New York Knicks during the 1976-77 season and the Knicks sent him to the Boston during the 1977-78 season. Bob McAdoo went from Boston to the Detroit Pistons in 1978.

A knee injury limited McAdoo to only 16 games in 1980-81, when Bob McAdoo was with Detroit and the New York Nets, and it forced him to become a part-time player for the rest of his career.

McAdoo was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1981 and Bob McAdoo spent four seasons with them. Bob McAdoo retired after playing in only 29 games with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1985-86.

In 852 regular season games, McAdoo scored 18,787 points, a 22.1 average, and had 8,048 rebounds. Bob McAdoo added 1,718 points and 711 rebounds in 94 playoff games.