Leroy Ellis

Basketball Player

Birthday March 10, 1940

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Jun 2, 2012 (72)

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Played for 14 years in the NBA, winning a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972.

Before Fame

He set the record for highest rebounding average and most rebounds in one game while attending St. John's University.


He was in the starting lineup for the Portland Trail Blazers' inaugural team in 1970.

Family Life

His son LeRon followed in his footsteps, playing in the NBA for three seasons.

Associated With

He won his only NBA title ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972, alongside Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain.