Ricky Sobers

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Ricky Sobers
Personal information
Born (1953-01-15) January 15, 1953 (age 64)
The Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school DeWitt Clinton
(The Bronx, New York)
NBA draft 1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1975–1986
Position Point guard
Number 4, 40, 14
Career history
19751977 Phoenix Suns
19771979 Indiana Pacers
19791982 Chicago Bulls
19821984 Washington Bullets
19841986 Seattle SuperSonics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 10,902 (13.3 ppg)
Assists 3,525 (4.3 apg)
Steals 1,085 (1.3 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ricky Brad Sobers (born January 15, 1953) is a former professional basketball player who spent eleven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

A 6'3" guard born in the Bronx, New York, Sobers attended DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City, the College of Southern Idaho, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas before being selecting by the Phoenix Suns with the 16th pick of the 1975 NBA draft. Sobers played two seasons for the Suns. In the 1976 Finals, Sobers was a key player in "the greatest game ever played"[1][2][3][4] in NBA history. In 1977, he joined the Indiana Pacers, with whom he averaged a career best 18.2 points per game during the 1977–78 NBA season.

Sobers also played with the Chicago Bulls, Washington Bullets, and Seattle SuperSonics before retiring in 1986. He compiled 10,902 points and 3,525 assists in his career.


  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/suns/history/greatestgame_index.html
  2. ^ "Greatest Game Ever Played | Celtics.com – The official website of the Boston Celtics". Nba.com. 1976-06-04. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ http://boston.sportsthenandnow.com/2011/06/03/35-years-ago-the-celtics-and-the-suns-play-the-greatest-nba-finals-game-ever-played/
  4. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/82496-the-phoenix-suns-the-unluckiest-franchise-in-professional-sports

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