Today is Day 47 of the Omer. Hod sheb’malchut. Nobility that manifests as humility.
The first player to win championships at every level – high school, college, NBA, and the Olympics, and one of only three to ever do it, was Jerry Lucas. He was an All-American in high school, the 2x National Player of the Year at Ohio State, and a 7x All-Star in the NBA.
Despite being only 6’8” Lucas still holds the 4th highest career average for rebounds per game at 15.6, behind only Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Bob Petit. The Hall of Famers most productive years were his first 7 seasons with the Cincinnati Royals when he averaged 19.6 points and 19.1 rebounds. After being traded to the San Francisco Warriors in 1969, he wore the the #47 for the remainder of the season. That may not seem like much, but a #47 Jerry…
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