Gail Goodrich spent a good part of his professional career as "the other guy." After becoming an All-American at UCLA he was told he was too frail to become a pro. When he turned professional he played in the shadows of Jerry West, Pete Maravich, and other more renowned guards. But the fiery lefthander invariably proved his critics wrong. In a career that spanned 1,031 games in 14 NBA seasons, he scored 18.6 points per contest and was a five-time All-Star. He was also the leading scorer on one of the greatest teams in NBA history: the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. more...
Full Name: Gail Charles Goodrich Jr. Born: 4/23/43 in Los Angeles College: UCLA Drafted by: Los Angeles Lakers, 1965 Transactions: Selected by Phoenix Suns, 1968 expansion draft; Traded to Lakers, 5/20/70; Signed with New Orleans Jazz, 7/19/76
Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 lbs. High School: Los Angeles Polytechnic Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1996); NBA champion (1972); All-NBA First Team (1974); Five-time NBA All-Star (1969, 1972-75).