NBA white guy of the day Kurt Rambis
Kurt Rambis is the coolest looking white dude that ever played NBA basketball. The glasses and the hair on this guy puts him to the top of the mountain in my book. For some reason when I was a kid, just breaking into basketball and collecting cards, I seemed to get his card in every pack. It made this guy’s face ingrained into my brain for NBA basketball.
This legend of a man played for the Santa Clara Broncos where he became the all time leading scorer with 1736pts and 2nd in rebounding. Also the coolest looking 70’s basketball player in history for a white dude. Looks like a damn teacher from Animal House.
He went on to become the WCC freshman of the year and became conference player of the year as a Senior. Kurt got his number retired from the school in 08.
This stud was actually drafted by the Knicks with the 58th overall pick in 1980 and was actually waived. Another big mistake by the Knicks. This draft saw the likes of Kevin McHale and Darrell Griffith. Darrell now has the all time best nickname I’ve ever seen; Dr. Dunkenstein. That would have been an awesome shirt.
Kurt went on to play for Greece that year with the AEK Athens under the name Kyriakos Rambidis. He actually got Greek citizenship while he was over there. They won the Greek Cup in 81. The Knicks resigned him after the season but never played for them. He became a free agent and then the Lakers scoped him right up.
Realizing his full potential he played almost 14 seasons in the NBA and with the Lakers and won 4 championships with them; Stupid Knicks. Mr. Rambis with the Lakers shot 59% and was the fan favorite. This guy worked his ass off and Chick Hearn actually nicknamed him Superman. All around superstar in my book. Here are some Highlights.