1. Bob Pettit
Bob Pettit played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Hawks, and all with a trip to the All Star Game.

Pretty impressive isn’t it?

Pettit did it all with the St. Louis Hawks.  A two time MVP, a four time All Star Game MVP, a member of 10 First Team All NBA rosters, a selection for the 25th, 35th and 50th NBA Anniversary Team, and the leader of the Hawks’ (to date) only Championship.

How can we pick anyone else?

There is more.

In a season, Pettit never finished below 20 Points per Game.  He never was out of the top ten in scoring.  He never finished with less than 12 Rebounds per Game.  He never stopped being classy.

Not bad for a player who was cut from both his freshman and sophomore high school team!

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall 4/24/54.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1964/65 Season.
  • Games Played: 792
  • Per Game Averages: 38.3 MP
    .436 eFG%
    .761 FT%
    26.4 PTS
    16.2 RB
    3.0 AST
    N/A STL
    N/A BLK*
  • Advanced Stats: 25.3 PER
    .511 TS%
    N/A VORP
    136.0 WS**
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Champion (1958)
    MVP (1954-55 & 1958-59)
    Rookie of the Year (1954-55)
    All Star Game MVP (1956, 1958, 1969 & 1962)
    First Team All NBA (1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 & 1963-64)
    Second Team All NBA (1964-65)
    Most Field Goals Made (1955-56, 1956-57 & 1958-59)
    Most Field Goals Attempted (1955-56 & 1956-57)
    Most Free Throws (1955-56, 1958-59 & 1962-63)
    Most Free Throws Attempted (1955-56 & 1958-59)
    Most Rebounds (1955-56)
    Most Points (1955-56 & 1958-59)
    Highest Points per Game (1955-56 & 1958 & 1959)
    Highest PER (1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58 & 1958-59)
    Most Win Shares (1958-59)

    * There were no Steals and Blocks recorded during the time that Pettit played.

    ** VORP was not an available statistic during the time that Pettit played.
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