There are no second acts in American lives, F. Scott Fitzgerald once observed. But the novelist couldn't have anticipated the turbulent NBA career of Bob McAdoo.The high-scoring, 6-9 center-forward's 14-season tenure in the league began brilliantly. He garnered Rookie of the Year honors, three consecutive scoring championships, and an MVP Award, all in his first four years. Then his star slowly faded before unexpectedly reigniting through the first half of the 1980s. more...
Full Name: Robert Allen McAdoo Jr. Born: 9/25/51 in Greensboro, N.C. Junior College: Vincennes (Ind.) College: North Carolina Drafted by: Buffalo Braves, 1972 (second overall) Transactions: Traded to New York Knicks, 12/9/76; Traded to Boston Celtics, 2/12/79; Acquired by Detroit Pistons as compensation for Boston signing M.L. Carr, 9/6/79; Waived by Detroit, 3/11/81; Signed with New Jersey Nets, 3/13/81; Traded to L.A. Lakers, 12/24/81; Signed with Philadelphia 76ers, 1/31/86; Played in Italy, 1986-87 through 1992-93.
Height: 6-9 Weight: 225 lbs. High School: Ben Smith (Greensboro) Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2000); NBA champion (1982, '85); NBA MVP (1975); All-NBA First Team (1975); All-NBA Second Team (1974); NBA Rookie of the Year (1973); Five-time All-Star (1974-78).