7-time NBA All-Star guard who led the league in scoring in 1968 as a member of the Detroit Pistons. He went into politics after his basketball career and became the mayor of Detroit in 2009.
As a child, he developed fuzzy vision in his left eye after poking himself with a nail sticking out of a wooden horse.
He was a consensus First Team All-American during his final season at Syracuse and was selected 2nd overall in the 1966 NBA Draft by the Pistons.
He married twice and raised three children: Cassaundra, Aleisha, and Bridgett Bing.
He and Isiah Thomas both had their jerseys retired by the Detroit Pistons.