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Larry Joe Kenon (born December 13, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former professional basketball player. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ...


A 6'9" forward who had a productive career in both the ABA and NBA, Kenon played for the New York Nets (1973-75), San Antonio Spurs (1975-80), Chicago Bulls (1980-83), Golden State Warriors (1983) and Cleveland Cavaliers (1983). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Chicago Bulls are a National Basketball Association team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers are a National Basketball Association team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...

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College

Kenon transferred from junior college to play basketball at Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis). In his junior year, 1972-73, he averaged 27.6 points and 25.1 rebounds per game and led the Tigers to the NCAA championship game, where they were defeated by the Bill Walton-led UCLA Bruins. After the season, Kenon left Memphis State and turned pro. This article is about junior college in India. ... The University of Memphis was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1912 as the West Tennessee Normal School. ... This article is about the NCAA Mens Division I Basketball tournament in general. ... Bill Walton, while playing for the Portland Trail Blazers William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952 in La Mesa, California), is an American former basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... University of California, Los Angeles The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university located in the residential area of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ...


The ABA

In 1973 the Detroit Pistons selected Kenon in the third round (15th pick overall) of the NBA Draft. He was also drafted by the Memphis Tams of the ABA, but the New York Nets secured his draft rights. During his rookie season (1973-74) Kenon averaged 15.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. He also won an ABA title playing alongside the electrifying Julius Erving. The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... 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 Memphis Pros was the name of a franchise in the American Basketball Association. ... Julius Winfield Erving III (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American former basketball player who helped launch the modern style of play that emphasizes leaping ability and play above the rim. ...


After averaging 18.7 points during the 1974-75 season Kenon was traded San Antonio for Swen Nater. Once again he averaged 18.7 points per game, along with 11.1 rebounds in this, the Spurs' final season in the ABA before they joined the NBA. Swen Eric Nater (born January 14, 1950 in Den Helder, Netherlands) is a former professional basketball player, primarily in the ABA/NBA. Nater helped John Woodens UCLA Bruins win two NCAA titles. ...


In each of his three ABA seasons, Kenon made the All-Star Team. In 249 ABA games he had scored 4419 ponts and grabbed 2759 rebounds for an average of 17.7 and 11.1 per game, respectively.


The NBA

Kenon would form an explosive scoring duo in San Antonio with George Gervin. In each of the four seasons the two were teammates after the NBA/ABA merger, both averaged at least 20 points per game. In those four NBA seasons, Kenon averaged 21.9 (1976-77), 20.6 (1977-78), 22.1 (1978-79) and 20.1 (1979-80) points per game. He also made the NBA All-Star team in 1978 and 1979. He also averaged at least 10.7 rebounds/game in each of those four seasons, his high being 12.0 in 1976-77. George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the ABAs Virginia Squires and the NBAs San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1977-78 NBA Season was the 32nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1978-79 NBA Season was the 33rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


After the 1979-80 season Kenon signed with the Chicago Bulls. While his minutes per game went down in Chicago (28.1 during the 1980-81 season; he had never averaged fewer than 34.6 previously), his production during those minutes did not. He averaged 14.1 points per game; however, this would be his last effective season. The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In his seven NBA seasons Kenon played 503 games and scored 8535 points for a 17.0 average. His NBA and ABA totals were 12,954 points for a 17.2 average.


Trivia

In a December 26, 1976 game against the Kansas City Kings at Kemper Arena, Kenon set an NBA record for steals in a game with eleven. New Jersey's Kendall Gill would tie that record in an April 3, 1999 game against the Miami Heat. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... Kemper Arena is an indoor arena in Kansas City, Missouri. ... In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally deflects and controls, catches, or bats to a teammate a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Kendall Cedric Gill (born May 25, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) starred as a basketball player at three different levels in the state of Illinois. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Miami Heat (or the Miami HEAT as the display name is officially rendered) are a National Basketball Association team based in Miami, Florida, USA. // Rothstein years In 1987, after some influence from Billy Cunningham, the NBA voted to expand itself by adding four new teams. ...


Though Memphis State, currently the University of Memphis, has retired the numbers of other former basketball players, like Larry Finch, Keith Lee, and Anfernee Hardaway, Larry Kenon has never had his number retired. He arguably had the most successful pro career of any Memphis State basketball player. The University of Memphis was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1912 as the West Tennessee Normal School. ... Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ...


 
 

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