Joe Fulks

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Birthday
26, 1921
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Mar 21, 1976 (54)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1921
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Mar 21, 1976 (54)

About

Jumping Joe was one of basketball's first superstars, developing the early jumpshot, and scoring a record 63 points in a single game.

Before Fame

After a stint in the Marines, he joined the BAA's Philadelphia Warrior, winning the BAA title in 1947, his rookie year.

Trivia

Able to transfer balls from one hand to the other in midair and to score turnaround shots, he broke multiple league scoring records.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Mary Sue Gillespie.

Associated With

Along with James Naismith, he helped shape the game of basketball.