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Dave Bing

7X
NBA All-Star
1X
NBA All-Star Game MVP
1X
NBA Rookie Of The Year
3X
All-NBA

Things to Know


Elite scorer. Model of consistency.

A 6-foot-3 scoring machine drafted second overall out of Syracuse, Dave Bing made an immediate and lasting impact with the Detroit Pistons by averaging 20 points or more in his first seven NBA seasons.

Bing managed to score at an elite level despite suffering a severe left eye injury as a child, then an equally career-threatening injury to his right eye during a 1971 preseason game. Bing overcame the residual effects of the surgeries to become a seven-time All-Star and, eventually, a Hall of Famer.

Career
After a slow start in his rookie campaign, Bing found his footing and took flight. He amassed 1,601 points in 1966-67, which -- at the time -- made him only the sixth rookie in NBA history to top 1,600 points. He scored 20.0 ppg that season and was named NBA Rookie of the Year.

The Pistons had not won 40 games in a single season since moving from Fort Wayne to Detroit in 1957. Bing helped them eclipse that mark five times in his nine years with the team, including a 52 wins in the 1973-74 season.

A former high school star in Washington, D.C., Bing was dealt to the Washington Bullets before the 1975-76 season in hopes of finding playoff success. He spent two seasons there, but never got further than the Easter Conference semifinals. However, he did win the the 1976 All-Star Game MVP award and closed out his career in 1977-78 with the Boston Celtics.

More than 40 years after his last game with the Pistons, Bing still ranks among the franchise leaders in games played (8th), points (4th), minutes (5th), shots made (4th), free throws made and attempted (2nd), and assists (3rd).

Highlights


NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Dave Bing

NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Dave Bing

Stats


20.3
PPG
3.8
RPG
6.0
APG

* Through the 2020-21 season

Career regular season stats

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1977-78BOS348028.213.65.311.844.9---3.13.782.41.01.72.73.81.00.22.73.1
1976-77WAS336423.710.64.29.345.4---2.12.877.30.81.42.24.31.00.1-2.3
1975-76WAS328235.916.26.113.644.7---4.05.178.71.11.72.96.01.40.3-3.2
1974-75DET317940.819.07.316.943.4---4.35.480.91.12.53.67.71.50.3-2.8
1973-74DET308138.618.87.216.543.6---4.45.481.31.32.13.56.91.30.2-2.7
1972-73DET298241.022.48.418.844.8---5.66.881.4--3.67.8---2.8
1971-72DET284543.022.68.219.841.4---6.27.978.5--4.17.0---3.1
1970-71DET278237.427.09.720.946.7---7.59.479.7--4.45.0---2.8
1969-70DET267033.322.98.218.544.4---6.58.378.3--4.36.0---2.8
1968-69DET257739.523.48.820.742.5---5.88.171.3--5.07.1---3.3
1967-68DET247940.627.110.624.044.1---6.08.570.7--4.76.4---3.2
1966-67DET238034.520.08.319.043.6---3.44.673.8--4.54.1---2.7
Overall90136.420.37.717.544.1---4.96.377.51.11.93.86.01.30.22.72.9
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Selected for being pioneers that have helped shape, define, and redefine the game. This is the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.