Sep 10, 2013, 5:59 PM EST
Zelmo Beaty was not a big man for a guy who made his living inside (he was officially 6’9″, smaller than Bill Russell, Bob Lanier, Willis Reed, Wilt Chamberlain and other centers of the same era) but he knew how to score — he averaged 17.1 points a game over the course of his NBA and ABA career, and he was a five time All-Star (twice in the NBA, three times in the ABA). He helped lead the Utah Stars to the 1971 ABA title.
Beaty passed away Aug. 27 at the age of 73. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
For you NBA history buffs, here is a link to the story of his career.
- George Karl: Knicks could use a strong point guard next to Carmelo Anthony 7
- Ray Allen announces he will not play this season 13
- Pelicans’ Anthony Davis a gametime decision Wednesday vs. Pistons 1
- Derek Fisher questions ‘character and integrity’ of players after Knicks lose to Kings by 38 points 29
- Five Things We Learned in NBA Tuesday: The Hawks clinched playoff spot in front of Josh Smith 6
- Nuggets need to decide direction, then hire coach 18
- Report: Russell Westbrook ‘likely’ to return to Thunder lineup Wednesday, will wear protective mask 13
- Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw 30