Dave Bing

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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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He married twice and raised three children: Cassaundra, Aleisha, and Bridgett Bing.

Associated With

He and Isiah Thomas both had their jerseys retired by the Detroit Pistons.