He is forgotten by some as one of the game's dominating big men, but Walt Bellamy had his moments in the sun, despite playing in the shadows of contemporaries Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. Bellamy averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds over a career that lasted 13 seasons and one game of a 14th. He is one of only seven players to score more than 20,000 points and grab more than 14,000 rebounds, joining Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elvin Hayes, Robert Parish, Moses Malone and Karl Malone. He played in four All-Star Games and he was Rookie of the Year in 1962. more...
Full Name: Walter Jones Bellamy Born: 7/23/39 in New Bern, N.C. High School: J.T. Barber (New Bern, N.C.) College: Indiana University Drafted by: Chicago Packers, 1961 (first overall) Transactions: Traded to New York Knicks, 11/2/65; Traded to Detroit Pistons, 12/19/68; Traded to Atlanta Hawks, 2/1/70; Selected by New Orleans Jazz in expansion draft, 5/24/74
Nickname: Bells Height: 6-11 Weight: 245 lbs. Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1993); NBA Rookie of the Year (1962); Four-time NBA All-Star; Olympic gold medalist (1960)