John Shove "Bud" Palmer (September 14, 1921 – March 19, 2013 ) was an American professional basketball player. He was a member of the original New York Knickerbockers, and was their leading scorer in their inaugural season 1946/47. Palmer is considered to be one of the inventors of the jump shot. His father was footballer and actor Maurice Bennett "Lefty" Flynn. He was born in Hollywood, California.
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- "Bud Palmer, broadcasting pioneer and ex-Knicks captain, dies at age 91". Palm Beach Post. March 21, 2013.
- Christgau, John (1999). The Origins of the Jump Shot. Eight men who shook the world of Basketball. Lincoln (NE): University of Nebraska Press.
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