🏆🏀Charles Daniel Smith -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.7/16/1965
NBA Center, NBA Forward
🏆🏀Robert L. "Bob" Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1882 d.7/16/1979 (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Coach
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Black Professional Basketball
Misc: the first black hall-of-famer known by the nickname "The Father of Black Professional Basketball."
Sports Teams: New York Renaissance (founder, owner and coach 1923-1949)
🏆🏀Harold E. "Bud" Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1906 N.S. d.7/16/1996 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: All-America (1930); Big Ten Conference titles (1935, 1941, 1947); NCAA Championship (Wisconsin, 1941).
Sports Teams: University of Wisconsin-Madison (player 1926-1930, coach 1934-1959)
🏆🏀Nate Thurmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1941 d.7/16/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:Great Nate
Misc: career 14,437 points, 14,464 rebounds, 2,575 assists; 7x NBA All-Star, star center known for his defensive intensity; Warriors #42 retired, Cavaliers #42 retired; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (1963-1974), Chicago Bulls (1974-1976), Cleveland Cavaliers (1976-1977)
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