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Senda Berenson Abbott -- b.3/19/1868 N.S. d.2/16/1954 N.S. (85)
Basketball Figure
Misc: authored the first Basketball Guide for Women (1901-07)

Alaa Abdelnaby -- b.6/24/1968
NBA Center, NBA Forward

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- b.4/16/1947
Movie Actor, NBA Center
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Misc: 3x NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1967-1969) who led UCLA to 3 titles; 3x NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1967-1969); Naismith College Player of the Year (1969); 2x USBWA College Player of the Year (1967-1968); 2x Player of The Year; NBA Rookie of the Year (1970); NBA All-Rookie Team (1970); led Milwaukee (1) and LA Lakers (5) to 6 NBA titles (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-1988); 2x NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985); NBA regular season MVP 6 times (1971-1972, 1974, 1976-1977, 1980); 19x NBA All-Star (1970-1977, 1979-1989); also of Boston Celtics; 38,387 career points!; 787 consecutive double-figure games, most lifetime games played (1,560), and most field goals (15,524); postseason: 237 games, 5762 points, 24.3 ppg; 10x All-NBA First Team (1971-1974, 1976-1977, 1980-1981, 1984, 1986); 5x All-NBA Second Team (1970, 1978-1979, 1983, 1985); 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1974-1975, 1979-1981); 6x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970-1971, 1976-1978, 1984); movie: Airplane's Roger Murdoch; retired after 20 seasons as all-time leader in over 20 categories; career 17,440 rebounds; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Lakers #33 retired, Bucks #33 retired
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975), Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989)

Mark Acres -- b.11/15/1962
NBA Player

Alvan L. Adams -- b.7/29/1954
NBA Forward

Don Adams -- b.11/27/1947 d.12/25/2013 N.S. (0)
NBA Player

Michael Adams -- b.1/19/1963
NBA Coach, NBA Guard

Steven Adams -- b.7/20/1993 N.S.
NBA Center, New Zealand

Mahmoud Adbul-Rauf -- b.3/9/1969
NBA Player

Rafael Addison -- b.7/22/1964
NBA Forward

Rick Adelman -- b.6/16/1946
NBA Coach, NBA Player

Richie Adubato -- b.11/23/1937
NBA Coach
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic

Arron Afflalo -- b.10/15/1985 N.S.
NBA Player

Mark Aguirre -- b.12/10/1959
NBA Forward
Sports Teams: Dallas, Detroit

Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge -- b.3/17/1959
MLB Player, NFL Player, NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Misc: made 148 three-point field goals in 1988 (a record)
Sports Teams: Phoenix Suns

Mark Alarie -- b.12/11/1963
NBA Forward

LaMarcus Aldridge -- b.7/19/1985 N.S.
NBA Forward

Lidiya Alekseyeva -- b.7/4/1924 N.S. d.6/26/2014 N.S. (89)
Basketball Coach, Russian
Misc: in the Women's Basketball, FIBA and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame

Cory Alexander -- b.6/22/1973
NBA Player

Victor Alexander -- b.8/31/1969
NBA Center, NBA Forward

Steve Alford -- b.11/23/1964
NBA Player, College Basketball Coach

Grayson Allen -- b.10/8/1955 N.S.
College Basketball Player

Jerome Allen -- b.1/28/1973
NBA Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach

Lucius Allen -- b.9/26/1947
NBA Guard
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Paul Allen -- b.1/21/1953 N.S. d.10/15/2018 N.S. (65)
Philanthropist, Investor, Computer Company Owner, NFL Owner, NBA Owner, Soccer Owner
Misc: Microsoft co-founder
Sports Teams: Portland Trail Blazers (owner), Seattle Seahawks (owner), Seattle Sounders FC (owner)

Phog Allen -- b.11/18/1885 d.9/16/1974 (88)
College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: RN: Forrest Clare
Misc: was instrumental in making basketball an Olympic sport; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (basketball player 1905-1907, baseball player 1906-1907, football coach 1920, basketball coach 1907-1909, 1919-1956, baseball coach 1941-1942, administrative 1919-1937), Warrensburg Teachers (football coach 1912-1917, basketball coach 1912-1919), Baker (KS, basketball coach 1905-1908), Haskell Institute (basketball coach 1908-1909)

Ray Allen -- b.7/20/1975 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: RN: Walter Ray Allen Jr.
Misc: 10x NBA All-Star
Sports Teams: 1996-2003 Milwaukee Bucks, 2003-2007 Seattle SuperSonics, 2007-2012 Boston Celtics, 2012-2014 Miami Heat

Tony Allen -- b.1/11/1982 N.S.
NBA Guard

Derrick Alston -- b.8/20/1972
NBA Coach, NBA Player

John Amaechi -- b.11/26/1970
Educator, NBA Player

Ashraf Amaya -- b.11/23/1971
NBA Player

Chris Andersen -- b.7/7/1978 N.S.
NBA Center
Names/Places: NN: Birdman

Derek Anderson -- b.7/18/1974
NBA Player

Greg "Cadillac" Anderson -- b.6/22/1964 N.S.
NBA Center, NBA Forward

Harold Anderson -- b.9/11/1902 N.S. d.6/13/1967 N.S. (64)
College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Toledo (coach 1934-1942), Bowling Green State University (coach 1942-1963)

Justin Anderson -- b.11/19/1993 N.S.
NBA Guard, American

Kenny Anderson -- b.10/9/1970
NBA Guard

Nick Anderson -- b.1/20/1968
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

Richard Anderson -- b.11/19/1960
NBA Player

Ron Anderson -- b.10/15/1958
NBA Forward

Shandon Anderson -- b.12/31/1973
NBA Player

Willie Anderson -- b.1/8/1967
NBA Guard
Misc: Olympic-bronze-1988

Chris Anstey -- b.1/1/1975
NBA Player

Giannis Antetokounmpo -- b.12/6/1994 N.S.
NBA Player, Greek
Names/Places: NN: The Greek Freak

Carmelo Anthony -- b.5/29/1984
NBA Player, Olympic Athlete

Greg Anthony -- b.11/15/1967
NBA Guard

Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald -- b.9/2/1948 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:Tiny
Misc: career 6,476 assists; scored almost 35 points per game though barely 6 feet tall; NBA Champion (1981), 6x NBA All-Star (1973, 1975-1976, 1980-1982), 3x All-NBA First Team (1973, 1975-1976), 2x All-NBA Second Team (1972, 1981), 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Kings #1 retired, UTEP #14 retired
Sports Teams: UTEP (1967-1970), Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City Kings (1970-1976), New York Nets (1976-1979), Buffalo Braves (1977-1978), Boston Celtics (1978-1983), Milwaukee Bucks (1983-1984)

Gilbert Arenas -- b.1/6/1982
NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN: Agent Zero

Micky Arison -- b.6/29/1949 N.S.
NBA Owner, Israeli
Sports Teams: Miami Heat (owner)

Trevor Ariza -- b.6/30/1985 N.S.
NBA Player

Paul J. Arizin -- b.4/9/1928 d.12/12/2006 (78)
NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN:Pitchin' Paul
Misc: 16,266 point career; led league in scoring [1951-52] [1956-57]; NBA's fifth player to score over 10,000 points. Line drive shooter, scoring star at Villanova, then for the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1950s
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Warriors (1950-1962), Camden Bullets (EPBL 1962-1965)

B. J. Armstrong -- b.9/9/1967
NBA Guard
Names/Places: RFN:Benjamin Ray
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls

Darrell Armstrong -- b.6/22/1968
NBA Coach, NBA Player

Vincent Askew -- b.2/28/1966
NBA Player

Keith Askins -- b.12/15/1967
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

Al Attles -- b.11/7/1936
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: 557 wins

Red Auerbach -- b.9/20/1917 d.10/28/2006 (89)
NBA Executive, NBA Coach
Names/Places: RN:Arnold Jacob Auerbach
Misc: the winningest coach in NBA history; won 1,037 times (including playoffs) in 20 years; as coach-GM, led Boston to 9 NBA titles, including 8 in a row (1959-66); NBA Coach of the Year award named after him; retired as Celtics' coach in 1966 and as GM in '84; club president.
Sports Teams: Washington Capitols (1946-1950), Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949-1950), Boston Celtics (1950-1966 coach and president)

Stacey Augmon -- b.8/1/1968
Basketball Figure, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: NN: The Plastic Man

DJ Augustin -- b.11/10/1987 N.S.
NBA Guard

Geno Auriemma -- b.3/23/1954 N.S.
College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: St. Joseph's (1978-1979), University of Virginia (1979-1981), University of Connecticut (1985-current as of 2016)

Isaac Austin -- b.8/18/1969
NBA Center

Anthony Avent -- b.10/18/1969
NBA Forward

Dennis Awtrey -- b.2/22/1948
NBA Center
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns

Jennifer Azzi -- b.8/31/1968
Basketball Figure, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1996 Women's Dream Team

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