Dave DeBusschere was nicknamed "Big D". The "D" stood for Defense. A hard-nosed, tenacious forward, DeBusschere was one of the game's all-time best defenders. He was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team in each of the award's first six years of existence. DeBusschere was average in size at 6-6 and 225 pounds, but he possessed a work ethic that was second to none. During his 12-year NBA career he represented the epitome of the blue-collar basketball star. more...
Full Name: David Albert DeBusschere Born: 10/16/40 in Detroit Died: 5/14/03 in New York High School: Austin Catholic (Detroit) College: Detroit Drafted by: Detroit Pistons (1962) Transactions: Traded to New York Knicks, 12/19/68
Nickname: Big D Height: 6-6 Weight: 235 lbs. Honors: > Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1983); NBA champion (1970, '73); Six-time All-Defensive First Team (1969-74); All-Rookie team (1963); Eight-time NBA All-Star (1966-68, '70-73); All-NBA Second Team (1969); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).