NBA Hall of Fame forward who played for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers from 1958 to 1971; named to 11 NBA All-Star games and had his #22 jersey retired by the Lakers.
He dropped out of school and worked at a furniture store before joining the NBA.
He was the #1 overall draft pick in 1958 and was named Rookie of the Year in 1959.
His brothers Sal and Kermit were a big influence in his basketball life. He was married to Ruby Saunder from 1958 to 1974.
He came to the Minneapolis Lakers just a few years after star center George Mikan ended his career with the team.