In the formative years of the NBA, Guy Rodgers was a playmaker extraordinaire – the type of point guard and floor general that always looked to pass first and score second. The three-time Big 5 Most Valuable Player and Temple University All-America handled the basketball like the leather was part of him. He changed direction, flew by defenders, and dissected the lane like few before him. Rodgers liked to score, but he loved to set up his favorite targets for easy baskets. The night teammate Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors, Rodgers dished 20 assists. On another occasion, the pinpoint passer recorded a career-high 28 assists. That was Guy. His court awareness, quickness, and savvy playmaking made him a four-time NBA All-Star, and he helped Temple University to the NCAA Final Four in 1956 and 1958. He led the NBA in assists two seasons and finished his career with 6,917 assists.
BornSeptember 01, 1935 Philadelphia, PA
DiedFebruary 19, 2001
Professional CareerChicago Bulls Milwaukee Bucks Cincinnati Royals Philadelphia Warriors San Francisco Warriors