A seven-time NBA-All Star with the Warriors, Nate Thurmond is widely considered to be one of the best big men in basketball history.
The fifth-best rebounder in NBA history (15.0 rpg), Thurmond was a stalwart defender who played much of his career before blocked shots became an official statistic.
Thurmond was originally selected by the Warriors with the third pick of the 1963 NBA Draft and made one of his two appearances in the NBA Finals during his rookie season.
He played 11 of his 14 NBA seasons with the San Francisco and Golden State Warriors, averaging 17.4 points and 16.9 rebounds for the club.
Following his NBA career, Thurmond returned to San Francisco and opened Big Nates Barbeque restaurant.
In addition, he remains extremely involved in the Warriors organization and has been a valued asset to the clubs community relations department since the 1980s. (Pictured on the left with Alvin Attles (right) and a young Warriors fan)
A 1985 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, Thurmond is truly a Warriors legend.