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Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond (July 25, 1941 - July 16, 2016) grew up in Ohio in the shadow of local hero and fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas, losing the high school state championship game to Lucas' Middleton and choosing Bowling Green State so as not to play behind Lucas. However, Thurmond made a name for himself on the court as a forward and center showing superior defensive skills and rebounding ability. Nate was a standout at Bowling Green and was named to the NCAA All-American First Team in 1963, before being made the third overall pick of the San Francisco Warriors in the 1963 NBA Draft. Playing alongside Wilt Chamberlain, he earned his place on the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1964. Thurmond became the star of the Warriors team when Chamberlain was traded to Philadelphia, but was unable to win an NBA championship. Thurmond played 11 seasons with the Warriors (1963-1974) before joining the Chicago Bulls (1974-1976) and eventually the Cleveland Cavaliers (1975-1977). "Nate the Great" was selected to seven NBA All-Star Games, two All-Defensive NBA First Teams and two Second Teams. In 1974, Nate became the first player in NBA history to register a quadruple-double when he scored 22 points, pulled down 14 rebounds, added 13 assists and blocked 12 shots against the Atlanta Hawks. After 14 seasons, Nate hung up his sneakers following the 1977 season with 14,437 points, 14,464 rebounds and 2,575 assists. Nate Thurmond was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1996, Thurmond was named one the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. (Credit: PSA/DNA)


The photo comes unframed but can be framed for an additional charge.

Nate Thurmond Autographed 8x10 Photo