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53. Otis Birdsong
One of the best shooters ever, Otis Birdsong could flat out score. A great scorer at the University of Houston, Birdsong became one of the great shooting guards in the NBA in the early 1980’s with both the Kings and the Nets averaging 18 points a game for his career.  Being a four time All-Star helps his case but low career totals (just over 12,000 points) hurts.




Should Otis Birdsong be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.6%
No opinion. - 2.9%
No way! - 5.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Winter Haven, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1995
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Played For: New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, Kansas City Kings
  • College: Houston
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 2nd Overall in 1977
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star (4) (1979, 1980, 1981 & 1984)
    Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1980-81)
    First Team All American (1) (1977)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (2) (1978-79 & 1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points: (1) (1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (2) (1979-80 & 1980-81)

Should Otis Birdsong be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.6%
No opinion. - 2.9%
No way! - 5.7%

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