A high-scoring guard who quietly triumphed over injury and went about his business for 12 seasons in the NBA, Dave Bing then quietly went on to off-court success as a self-made industrial magnate. The buzz of celebrity never seemed to attract the speedy Bing, who excelled in an NBA era rich in backcourt legends that included Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, and Walt Frazier. In nine seasons with the Detroit Pistons, followed by two with the Washington Bullets and one with the Boston Celtics, Bing amassed 18,327 points in 901 contests (20.3 ppg). In only his second season, 1967-68, he led the NBA in scoring with 27.1 ppg. more...
Full Name: David Bing Born: 11/24/43 in Washington, D.C. High School: Spingarn (Washington) College: Syracuse Drafted: Detroit Pistons, 1966 (second overall) Transactions: Traded to Washington Bullets, 8/28/75; Signed with Boston Celtics, 9/28/77
Height: 6-3 Weight: 185 lbs. Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1990); All-NBA First Team (1968, '71); All-NBA Second Team (1974); Rookie of the Year (1967); J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1977); One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History ('96).