In the modern game of basketball, you often hear about players who learned the game as guards only to become ball-handling forwards and centers after they sprouted to near seven feet tall. What you never hear about is a center who became a ball-handling guard. In 2013, the Hall of Fame reminded fans that such a creature did once exist. His name was Richie Guerin and he was one of the NBA’s truly unique and most overlooked players during the 1950s and 1960s. A physical, hard-nosed shooting guard who simply wore down opponents on offense and defense, Richie owned almost every New York Knick scoring record when he was packed off to the St. Louis Hawks. There he became one of the great player-coaches in league history. Click here for the complete JockBio Legend
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