George Gervin

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Basketball player
George Gervin
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Player information
Nickname Iceman
birthday 27th April 1952 (age 68)
place of birth Detroit , Michigan , United States
size 201 cm
Weight 82 kg
position Small Forward / Shooting Guard
college Eastern Michigan ,
Long Beach State
NBA draft 1974 , 40. Pick, Phoenix Suns
Clubs as active
1972–1974 Virginia Squires ( ABA ) 1974–1976 San Antonio Spurs (ABA) 1976–1985 San Antonio Spurs 1985–1986 Chicago Bulls 1986–1987 Banco Roma 1989 Quad City Thunder ( CBA ) 1989–1990 TDK ManresaUnited StatesUnited States
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George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit , Michigan ), nicknamed Iceman , is a retired American basketball player who was active in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) between 1972 and 1986 . In the 1970s he was one of the best players in the world.


After his college career at Eastern Michigan , he was selected in the 1974 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns in 40th place, but moved to the competitive league ABA , where he played for the Virginia Squires and the San Antonio Spurs . Gervin was one of the stars of the league and was called up three times in the ABA All-Star Game.

When the ABA was disbanded, the Spurs joined the NBA with Gervin . Gervin was also a star in the NBA, becoming a four-time NBA scoring champion between 1978 and 1982. Only Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain achieved this performance more often. He is also one of only six players ever to top the NBA for three consecutive seasons in these statistics (1978–1980). His last NBA station was the Chicago Bulls .

He then ended his NBA career and continued his career in Europe, where he was a dangerous scorer in old age and still scored over 25 points on average for TDK Manresa .

Gervin was called five times in the All-NBA First Team (1978-1982). In addition, he was elected nine times in an NBA All-Star Team (1977-1985) and once awarded the title of All-Star MVP (1980). Gervin averaged 26.2 points in 791 NBA games during his career. The San Antonio Spurs honored him by withdrawing his jersey number 44 forever. In 1996, Gervin was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .


A song is dedicated to George Gervin on the album Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (2009) by avant-garde guitarist Buckethead . It bears the name "Iceman", which is based on Gervin's nickname.

See also

Web links

Commons : George Gervin  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. George Gervin. In: Retrieved May 19, 2020 (English).
  2. George Gervin: una leyenda entre nosotros (Spanish)