George Gervin

Smooth. Graceful. Creative. Unstoppable. George "Iceman" Gervin was one of basketball's most electrifying players. His passion, his desire, his drive to succeed combined with his extraordinary athletic ability made Gervin a nightmare to defend. On April 9, 1978, Gervin won the closest individual scoring race in NBA history against fellow Hall of Famer David Thompson and established himself as one of the most prolific scorers of his era. In the final game of the season, Gervin scored 63 points to nip Thompson by just .06 points. One of only three players in NBA history to win four or more league scoring titles (1978, 1979, 1980, 1982), Gervin captivated fans for 14 professional seasons with the Virginia Squires (1972-74), San Antonio Spurs (1974-85), and Chicago Bulls (1985-86). Gervin still holds the NBA record for most points in a quarter with 33 and his silky-smooth finger roll, a shot he softly launched from any angle, was legendary.