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Encyclopedia > Bob Boozer
Bob Boozer, as a collegiate All-American
Bob Boozer, as a collegiate All-American

Robert Louis "Bob" Boozer (born April 26, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former professional basketball player. Boozer grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and attended Kansas State University, where he received All-America honors in 1958 and 1959. A versatile 6’ 8” forward, he was selected by the Cincinnati Royals with the first non-territorial pick of the 1959 NBA Draft, but he postponed his NBA career for one year so that he could remain eligible to play in the 1960 Olympics. Image File history File links History-boozer. ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... It has been suggested that Omaha Sound be merged into this article or section. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Other U.S. States Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Senators Chuck Hagel (R) Ben Nelson (D) Official languages English Area 200,520 km² (16th)  - Land 199,099 km²  - Water 1,247 km² (0. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... It has been suggested that Omaha Sound be merged into this article or section. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... National Basketball Association first overall pick in its annual player draft See also List of NBA Drafts Categories: National Basketball Association | NBA Draft ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Basketball Association draft is an annual U.S. event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... There were two Olympic Games in the year 1960: 1960 Summer Olympics 1960 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

In the fall of 1960, Boozer joined the Royals with Olympic teammate Oscar Robertson. While Robertson took the league by storm in his rookie season, nearly averaging a triple-double, Boozer contributed a modest 8.4 points and 6.2 rebounds as a reserve player. The following season, however, Boozer earned a spot in the Royals’ starting lineup and averaged 13.7 points and 10.2 rebounds. Boozer continued to improve, averaging 14.3 points and 11.1 rebounds during the 1962-1963 season, but the emergence of forward Jerry Lucas, a future Hall-of-Famer, soon pushed Boozer out of the Royals’ long-term plans. Boozer’s contract was sold to the New York Knicks in the middle of the 1963-1964 season, and Boozer spent the next one-and-a-half seasons in New York. Though Boozer was a productive player during his tenure with the Knicks, he was traded once again, this time to the Los Angeles Lakers, in 1965. 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee) was one of the greatest basketball players in history. ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which at least 10 of the following are accumulated in three of the categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... This article is about a professional basketball team. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... 1999-The Bomb 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ...

After one season in Los Angeles, where he played a supporting role amid players like Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, Boozer was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1966 NBA Expansion draft. Boozer flourished in his first year with Chicago, averaging 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds and leading the young franchise into the playoffs. The following year, he averaged 21.5 points and 9.8 rebounds and became the third Bull to appear in the NBA All-Star Game (after Guy Rodgers and Jerry Sloan). During the 1968-1969 season, Boozer averaged a career-high 21.7 points per game, but the Bulls failed to make the playoffs, and Boozer was soon traded to the Seattle SuperSonics. He spent one productive season with the Sonics and then joined the Milwaukee Bucks before retiring in 1971. He ended his career with 12,964 total points and 7,119 total rebounds. Jerry West was also a psuedonym used by Andrew E. Svenson Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938 in Chelyan, West Virginia) has had one of the most successful careers ever in professional basketball, first as a player, then as a coach and finally as an executive. ... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, DC) was one of the most graceful and acrobatic forwards to ever play the game of basketball playing 13 seasons for the NBAs Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Chicago Bulls are a National Basketball Association team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... An Expansion Draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to offer a new franchise or franchises. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Guy William Rodgers (born September 1, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former pro basketball player. ... Gerald Eugene Sloan (born March 28, 1942), better known as Jerry Sloan, is an NBA coach. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics to their fans) are a National Basketball Association team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a National Basketball Association team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...

Source: Sachare, Alex. The Chicago Bulls Encyclopedia. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1999.


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Bob Boozer - Hoopedia (415 words)
Boozer was born and raised in North Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Tech High in Omaha.
Boozer continued to improve, averaging 14.3 points and 11.1 rebounds during the 1962-1963 season, but the emergence of forward Jerry Lucas, a future Hall-of-Famer, soon pushed Boozer out of the Royals' long-term plans.
Boozer's contract was sold to the New York Knicks in the middle of the 1963-64 season, and Boozer spent the next 1½ seasons in New York.
The Morning News - This Old Human by Tobias Seamon (1443 words)
Bob: ‘Schlomo’ was only a figure of speech.
Boozer: …People desperate for some sort of history, even if it’s entirely artificial, who are socially obsessed but never enough to concern themselves with actual societal problems like the plight of seniors like Mr.
Boozer: …while you Bob, you cock-knocker, sell these pre-fab ancestries beneath the cynical guise of a socially acceptable Everyman, like some kind of wretched go-between so the yuppies never actually have to deal with actual laborers, thus adding to the vicious cycle of mistrust and—let’s be honest—class bigotry here in America.
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