One of the most talented power forwards ever to play the game, Elvin Hayes used his trademark turnaround jumper and aggressive defense to win a secure place in the NBA record books. Fifth on the all-time list in games (1,303) and third in minutes played (50,000), he missed only nine contests in his 16 years in the league, a tribute to his durability and conditioning. An All-Star for each of his first 12 seasons, he scored more points (27,313) than any other player in NBA history except for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Moses Malone. more...
Full Name: Elvin Ernest Hayes Born: 11/17/45 in Rayville, La. High School: Eula D. Britton (Rayville) College: Houston Drafted: San Diego Rockets, 1968 (first overall) Transactions: Rockets moved to Houston, 1971; Traded to Baltimore Bullets, 6/23/72; Franchise renamed Capital Bullets ('73), then Washington Bullets ('74); Traded to Houston, 6/8/81.
Nickname: The Big E Height: 6-9 Weight: 235 lbs. Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1990); NBA champion (1978); All-NBA First Team (1975, '77, '79); All-NBA Second Team (1973, '74, '76); All-Defensive Second Team (1974, '75); All-Rookie Team (1969); 12-time All-Star (1969-80); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History ('96).