Bill Laimbeer
In 14 bruising NBA seasons Bill Laimbeer made up for his minuscule vertical leap, slow feet, and sluggishness by becoming a master of posturing, muscling, and anticipating -- plus fomenting trouble, pretending to be fouled, and drawing his opponents' ire. Laimbeer was one of the most notorious players ever to throw an elbow, thrust a hip, or feign being fouled. Certainly, no player was ever showered with more boos or unflattering nicknames. Laimbeer was called "the prince of darkness," "a street thug," "an ax murderer," and "His Heinous." more...
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Complete Bio | Summary | Complete Stats
G
FG%
3PFG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Stls
Blks
Pts
PPG
1,068
.498
.326
.837
10,400
9.7
2,184
2.0
710
965
13,790
12.9
Full Name: William Laimbeer Jr.
Born: 5/19/57 in Boston
College: Notre Dame
Drafted by: Cleveland Cavaliers, 1979 (65th overall)
Transactions: Played in Italy, 1979-80 season;
Traded to Detroit Pistons, 2/16/82
Height: 6-11
Weight: 260 lbs.
High School: Palos Verdes (Calif.)
Honors: NBA champion (1989, '90); Four-time NBA All-Star (1983, '84, '85, '87)