November 4, 1938 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||DePaul Academy (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1964 / Round: 7 / Pick: 53rd overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1964–1968||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||3,722 (6.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,593 (2.8 rpg)|
|Assists||1,700 (3.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Emmette "Em" Bryant (born November 4, 1938) is a retired American professional basketball player.
A 6'1" guard from DePaul University, Bryant played eight seasons (1964–1972) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and Buffalo Braves. He scored 3,722 points in his career and won a championship with the 1969 Celtics.
Emmette Bryant went on to be a security guard at a high school in Tacoma Washington. He was known to the students as "Mr. Bryant". Amongst his many duties, Mr. Bryant would ensure that all students got off the bus in the morning and on the bus in the afternoon. He made sure that people were safe on campus and responded to many first aid emergencies over the years. His service to the community can be seen when he helped keep everyone organized after the earthquake in early 2000's.
Mr. Bryant would also help the kids deal with the everyday problems that faced an inner-city youth in a multi-racial community. His grace and style of treating all students with dignity and respect was the reason he was so respected by all the students.
Mr. Bryant would also act as a counselor of sorts to the students and would be a fair sounding board who kept you honest with yourself. This writer would like to thank him for that. It couldn't have been easy dealing with all that during that time in our history.
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