Bob Kurland

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Birthday
23, 1924
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Sep 29, 2013 (88)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1924
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Sep 29, 2013 (88)

About

Olympic gold-medal-winning 7'1" center who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961.

Before Fame

He won back-to-back national championships with the Oklahoma A&M Aggies in 1945 and 1946.

Trivia

He liked to grab opponent's shots out of mid-air above the basket, which made the NCAA pass a goaltending rule against it.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Barbara.

Associated With

He had a rivalry with fellow big man George Mikan.