February 22, 1959 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Overbrook (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)|
|College||New Mexico Military Institute (1977–1979)
|NBA draft||1981 / Round: 4 / Pick: 76th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|1981–1983||Golden State Warriors|
|1988||Philadelphia Aces (USBL)|
|1988–1989||Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets (CBA)|
|1990||Philadelphia Aces (USBL)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,130 (13.2 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,192 (3.1 rpg)|
|Assists||1,138 (2.9 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Lewis Kevin Lloyd (born 22 February 1959) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'6" swingman from Drake University, he played most of his professional career for the National Basketball Association's Houston Rockets.
High school and college
He graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa after starting his college career at the junior college, New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Lloyd averaged 30.2 points and 15 rebounds per game in his junior year and 26.3 per game as a Senior. He was a two time winner of the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year while at Drake. Lloyd's #30 jersey is retired at Drake. 
After two seasons in Oakland, he moved to the Houston Rockets, where he would play three full seasons, appearing in 246 out of 246 possible regular season contests while always scoring in double digits. In late 1986, however, Lloyd tested positive for cocaine alongside teammate Mitchell Wiggins, incurring a two 1/2-year suspension from the league, as the former was also immersed in a flamboyant lifestyle.
Soon after his reinstatement in September 1989, Lloyd was released by Houston, retiring at the end of the season after two matches with the Philadelphia 76ers, holding averages of 13 points, three rebounds and three assists, in 388 games. He also appeared in 20 post-season contests in 1986 as the Rockets reached the NBA Finals, losing 2–4 to the Boston Celtics.
During his time suspended from the NBA, Lloyd played for the Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets in the Continental Basketball Association during the 1988–89 season. He averaged 18.8 points and 6.6 rebounds over 18 games.
After retiring, in the 2000s, Lloyd conducted youth basketball clinics in the Philadelphia area.
- Rockets discuss drug temptation; The New York Times, 15 January 1987
- Lloyd descends from the high life; Los Angeles Times, 27 January 1987
- Lloyd reinstated; The New York Times, 9 September 1989
- 1989–90 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 134