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81. Fred Brown
“Downtown” Fred Brown really was the epitome of instant offense off the bench.  A true legend in Seattle, Brown played his entire career scoring almost 15,000 points mostly with long range bombs hence the aforementioned nickname.  Captain of the 79 team that won the title, Brown led the league in three point shooting percentage in 1980, the first year of the new rule.  Unfortunately, this rule was way into his career because Freddy used to launch the rock from anywhere.  If the three point line were in effect during Downtown’s career he may have led the league in scoring a few years; he was that good from long distance.



Should Fred Brown be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 1990
  • Position: Point Guard, Shooting Guard
  • Played For: Seattle Super Sonics
  • College: Iowa State
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 6th Overall in 1971
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star (1) (1976)
    Highest Three Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (1979-80)
    Championship Rings: (1) (Seattle Super Sonics, 1978-79)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (2) (1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goals (3) (1979-80, 1980-81 & 1981-82)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage: (1) (1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (5) (1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (1) (1974-75)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (2) (1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (1) (1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (2) (1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (2) (1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (1) (1973-74)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 46.  Free Throw Percentage: .858

Should Fred Brown be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.3%

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