Basketball Without Borders, Americas: Allan Houston
Height/Weight: 6 ft 6 in / 205 lbs
Born: April 20, 1971
Years in the NBA: 12
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Detroit Pistons (1993-1996)
New York Knicks (1996-2005)
- Houston is a two time NBA All Star (2000, 2001) and was a member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team that won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
- Houston ranks 10th on the NBA’s all-time list for career 3-point field goals made.
- Is credited with #50 of the top 60 greatest playoff moments on NBA.com. In Game 5 of the 1999 Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Houston hit a running jumper with 0.8 seconds left to win the game and the series for the Knicks , who then went on to reach the NBA Finals.
- Houston is a friend of US President Barack Obama and hosted fundraisers at his home to raise money for Obama during the 2008 elections.
- He co-owns the UNK NBA clothing brand.
- The University of Tennessee retired his number ‘20’ in March of 2011.