Hall of Fame guard and 8-time NBA All-Star who was a prolific scorer in both the ABA and NBA. He was named Finals MVP in 1975 after leading the Golden State Warriors to an NBA Championship.
He met his future wife at the University of Miami, where she was his head coach's daughter.
He was the only player to lead the NBA, ABA and NCAA in scoring.
He raised four sons, Scotter, Jon,
One longtime NBA writer called him Ricky Balboa, named after Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa character.