Earl Monroe

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Basketball player
Earl Monroe
Earl Monroe
Player information
Full name Vernon Earl Monroe
Nickname The Pearl
birthday 21st November 1944 (age 75)
place of birth Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA
size 191 cm
position Shooting Guard / Point Guard
college Winston-Salem State
NBA draft 1967 , 2nd pick, Baltimore Bullets
Clubs as active
1967–1971 Baltimore Bullets 1971–1980 New York KnickerbockersUnited StatesUnited States
United StatesUnited States

Vernon Earl Monroe (born November 21, 1944 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ) is a former American basketball player who was active in the North American professional league NBA between 1967 and 1980 .

From 1967 to 1971 he played with the Baltimore Bullets . From 1971 to 1980 he played with the New York Knicks , with which he won the championship in 1973 and where he formed one of the best backcourts in NBA history with Walt Frazier . During his career he was elected once to the NBA selection and four times to the All-Star Team . In his first season, Monroe was also named Rookie of the Year on the NBA All-Rookie Team .

On May 15, 1990, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . Earl "The Pearl" Monroe was also honored on December 1, 2007 by the Washington Wizards . His jersey number 10, which the Guard wore from 1967 to 1971 for the Baltimore Bullets team at that time, has not been given to other players since then. Likewise, jersey number 15 is no longer awarded by the New York Knicks.

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