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This article is about the American basketball player. For the American football player, see Vernon Leroy Maxwell. Vernon Leroy Maxwell (born 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a retired American footballer of the 1980s. ...

Vernon Maxwell
Position Shooting Guard
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Born September 12, 1965 (1965-09-12) (age 42)
Gainesville, Florida
Nationality USA
High school Buchholz (Gainesville)
College Florida
Draft 2nd round, 47th overall, 1988
Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1988–2001
Former teams San Antonio Spurs (1988-1990, 1996-1997)
Houston Rockets (1990-1995)
Philadelphia 76ers (1995-1996, 2000-2001)
Orlando Magic (1997)
Charlotte Hornets (1997-1998)
Sacramento Kings (1998-1999)
Seattle SuperSonics (1999-2000)
Dallas Mavericks (2001)

Vernon Maxwell (born September 12, 1965, in Gainesville, Florida) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1988-2001, with his longest tenure being with the Houston Rockets. Aside from his basketball achievements, he was notorious for his erratic public behavior and run-ins with the law, and was arrested eight times in ten years. The nickname "Mad Max" was bestowed upon Maxwell by color commentators for his clutch three-point shooting, which reached its pinnacle in the deciding game of the 1994 NBA Finals between Houston and New York. Maxwell is among a handful of players to amass 30 points in a single quarter, accomplishing that feat en route to a 51-point outing January 26, 1991, against Cleveland. The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Alachua County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Incorporated (city) 15 April 1869 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan  - City Manager Russ Blackburn Area [1]  - City 49. ... Buchholz High School (also B.H.S. or F. W. Buchholz High School) is a high school in Gainesville, Florida. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a flagship public land-grant, sea-grant[3] major research university located on a 2,000 acre campus in Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. ... The 1988 NBA Draft took place on 28 June 1988 in New York City, New York. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Charlotte Hornets redirects here. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Alachua County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Incorporated (city) 15 April 1869 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan  - City Manager Russ Blackburn Area [1]  - City 49. ... This article is about the sport. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... For other uses, see Mad Max (disambiguation). ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...

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College

As a high school senior, Maxwell was the state of Florida's Mr. Basketball, as well as being an All-State defensive back in football. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 20.2 points as a senior and still holds 15 Gators records. He left school after four years as the Gators' all-time leading scorer (2,450) and the No. 2 scorer in Southeastern Conference history behind Pete Maravich. He averaged more than 20 points in both his junior and senior seasons, although NCAA violations would erase all the points Maxwell scored in those seasons. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his dazzling ballhandling, incredible shooting abilities, and creative passing. ...


NBA

After Florida, Vernon Maxwell's career moved to the NBA. He was a key member of the Houston Rockets' first championship team. Known for his clutch shooting, Vernon Maxwell hit several game-winning shots throughout his career. His defense was tenacious, and he is remembered by many for having kept Michael Jordan significantly below his season scoring averages. Vernon acquired the reputation of being a feisty player. He earned a mention on the Late Show with David Letterman in 1994. Letterman asked his guest, Spike Lee, if there was a similar player on the Rockets who brandished Reggie Miller's manner, to which Spike replied, "Mad Max". During the 1995-1996 campaign with the 76ers, Maxwell contemplated trying out for the football Eagles, harkening back to his exemplary exploits on the high school gridiron. Maxwell's last significant contribution in the NBA was during the 1999 playoffs, playing a pivotal role with the underdog Kings in taking Utah to the series limit. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Late Show redirects here. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


Behavioral incidents

  • 1987: Due to NCAA violations, all the points he scored last two seasons in college were eliminated from the record books.
  • 1994: He was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon.
  • 1994: He swung a free weight at the head of his teammate Carl Herrera, who required 30 stiches.
  • 1995: In a game at Portland on February 6, he ran into the stands to punch a fan, later claiming the fan had heckled him over his wife's miscarriage. The NBA suspended him for 10 games (during which Clyde Drexler was traded for). The suspension was the 2nd longest in NBA history at the time.
  • 1995: Feigning a hamstring injury, he was given a leave of absence after the 1st game of the playoffs. Maxwell later admitted he was frustrated with not playing. The incident was hyped as Maxwell being disgruntled at the team's recent acquisition of Hall-of-Fame guard Clyde Drexler. His actions led to the Rockets ending his tenure with them.
  • 1996: Sentenced to 50 hours of community service for indecent exposure after a traffic accident, in which he pressed his penis against the window of the driver who rear ended his Lotus.
  • 1997: Ordered to pay $592,000 for knowingly infecting a woman with herpes. The plaintiff was awarded a default judgment as Maxwell did not appear in court.
  • 1999: In Florida, he was arrested for failing to pay $160,000 in child support. A warrant was issued for Maxwell's arrest in Florida in December 2004 when he failed to appear for another child support hearing.
  • 2005: Maxwell was jailed in January 2005 in Washington state after his arrest as a fugitive on the 2004 outstanding arrest warrant from Florida.
  • 2007: In North Carolina, Maxwell was arrested for drug possession charges. This violated his probation and Maxwell turned himself in in Alachua County, Florida and was jailed without bond.[1]

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