Chris Gatling

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Chris Gatling
No. 25, 15, 32
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1967-09-03) September 3, 1967 (age 46)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Elizabeth (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
College Old Dominion (1988–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1991–2003
Career history
19911996 Golden State Warriors
1996 Miami Heat
1996–1997 Dallas Mavericks
1997–1999 New Jersey Nets
1999 Milwaukee Bucks
1999–2000 Orlando Magic
2000 Denver Nuggets
2000–2001 Cleveland Cavaliers
2001–2002 Miami Heat
2002 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
2003 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,232 (10.3 ppg)
Rebounds 3,741 (5.3 rpg)
FG% .513
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Chris Raymond Gatling (born September 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Gatling played for numerous NBA teams from 1991 to 2002. He played for the US national team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal.[1]

College career[edit]

Chris Gatling played three years at Old Dominion University after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh. He is ODU's sixth all-time scorer with 1,811 points. He also hauled down 859 career rebounds which rank him ninth all-time. Gatling is the school's all-time field goal percentage leader at .606 (697-1150), and is second all-time at ODU with (12) 30-point games. He shot .620 (251-405) from the field in 1991.

Gatling scored 36 points in a game against UNC Charlotte in 1991 and against Alabama-Birmingham in March 1989. He earned honorable mention All-American honors in 1990 and 1991. Gatling was named sophomore of the year in 1988, and then Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in both 1990 and 1991. In 1991, he was named the Sun Belt Conference tournament Most Valuable Player as he led the then seventh seeded Monarchs to the finals before losing to South Alabama.

Professional career[edit]

Gatling was drafted 16th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 1991 NBA Draft. He spent the first four years of his career with the Warriors, and averaged 13.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his final full season with the Warriors, 1994–95. That same year, Gatling led the NBA in field goal percentage at 0.633-one of the ten highest percentages in NBA history.

Gatling was traded, along with Tim Hardaway, to the Miami Heat halfway through the 1995–96 season, and also played for the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets during the 1996–97 season (representing the Mavericks in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game only a few days before being traded to the Nets).

He played 78 games in slightly more than two seasons with the Nets before requesting a trade. He played next with the Milwaukee Bucks for the final thirty games of the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season. He split the 1999–2000 season with the Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic. His final two NBA seasons saw him with the Cleveland Cavaliers and again, the Heat. Gatling retired from professional basketball following the 2001–02 season with career averages of 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, and a .513 field goal percentage.

After his NBA career ended in 2002, he played one season in Russian League with CSKA Moscow.

Personal life[edit]

Gatling is known for his frequent use of the headband as an accessory to his NBA uniform. In 2001, he claimed to have started the practice as a reminder that he is lucky to be alive after suffering a serious head injury as a teenager.[2]

In 2013, Gatling was falsely accused of squatting in a house in Arizona for 13 months, and attempting to rent the home to a tenant on Craigslist.[3] He pleaded guilty to charges of theft and forgery.[4]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 Golden State 54 1 11.3 .568 .000 .661 3.4 .3 .6 .7 5.7
1992–93 Golden State 70 11 17.8 .539 .000 .725 4.6 .6 .6 .8 9.3
1993–94 Golden State 82 23 15.8 .588 .000 .620 4.8 .5 .5 .8 8.2
1994-95 Golden State 58 22 25.3 .633 .000 .592 7.6 .9 .7 .9 13.7
1995-96 Golden State 47 2 18.3 .555 .000 .636 5.1 .6 .4 .6 9.1
1995-96 Miami 24 0 23.5 .598 .000 .733 7.3 .7 .7 .5 15.2
1996-97 Dallas 44 1 27.1 .533 .167 .706 7.9 .6 .8 .7 19.1
1996-97 New Jersey 3 0 30.7 .419 .000 .938 7.3 1.0 1.3 .0 17.0
1997-98 New Jersey 57 16 23.8 .455 .250 .600 5.9 .9 .9 .5 11.5
1998-99 New Jersey 18 2 15.6 .371 .000 .500 3.6 .7 .4 .2 4.7
1998-99 Milwaukee 30 1 16.5 .482 .143 .362 3.8 .7 .8 .2 6.3
1999-00 Orlando 45 0 23.1 .455 .304 .698 6.6 .9 1.1 .2 13.3
1999-00 Denver 40 0 19.3 .456 .234 .742 5.1 .8 .8 .3 10.4
2000-01 Cleveland 74 6 22.6 .449 .304 .684 5.3 .8 .7 .4 11.4
2001-02 Miami 54 1 15.0 .447 .125 .701 3.8 .5 .3 .2 6.4
Career 700 86 19.7 .513 .249 .660 5.3 .7 .7 .5 10.3
All-Star 1 0 12.0 .125 .000 .000 2.0 .0 1.0 .0 2.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 Golden State 4 0 20.3 .621 .000 .636 6.3 .0 .5 2.5 12.5
1993–94 Golden State 3 1 18.0 .615 .000 .769 5.7 1.3 .7 .3 8.7
1995–96 Miami 3 0 22.7 .273 .000 .500 8.0 0.3 .7 .0 6.0
1997–98 New Jersey 3 1 27.0 .500 .000 .667 3.3 .7 .7 .7 15.3
1998–99 Milwaukee 2 0 6.0 .000 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .5 .0 .0
Career 15 2 19.7 .490 .000 .623 5.3 .5 .6 .9 9.3

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