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51. Bill Bridges
Bridges was an undersized power forward who had a long lasting career in the NBA due to his abilities to play defense and especially to rebound. Currently in the top 30 in all time rebounds in league history, Bridges made 3 all-star teams and averaged 11.9 points and rebounds throughout a very consistent career. He won his only title in 1975 with the Warriors and then did something that not many have had a chance to do. He retired as a champion.



Should Bill Bridges be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 44.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 22.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Hobbs, New Mexico, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1981
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers
  • College: Kansas
  • Drafted: 9th Round, 32nd Overall in 1961
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star (3) (1967, 1968 & 1970)
    Second Team NBA Defensive Selection (2) (1968-69 & 1969-70)
    Championship Rings: (1) (Golden State Warriors, 1974-75)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (3) (1966-67, 1967-68 & 1969-70)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (3) (1966-67, 1967-68 & 1969-70)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (7) (1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71 & 1971-72)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds per Game: (7) (1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71 & 1971-72)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 20.  Rebounds per Game: 11.9
    32.  Rebounds: 11,054

Should Bill Bridges be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 44.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 22.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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+1 #1 Dennis O. 2014-11-01 16:15
After the election of Chet Walker Richie Guerin and Guy Rodgers the last three years, who remains in the Seniors category? Bridges may be the bet one out there in this category.
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