Like every year, National Basketball Association (NBA) has had some wonderful shooting stars in its history. In the 1970s there were many legends who were declared shooting guards by authority. They all belong to different teams.
The following list contains all those worthy players who by their hard work became the shooting stars of the 70s. Here we will be covering some of the best performers of the 1970s. Although many players were there, the best ones are covered here.
The competition is time-based where the person needs to shoot from four different locations but all four shoots should be in sequential order. The first shot is a bank shot from the right angle., the second one is a jump shot from the top, the third one is a three-point shot from the left and the fourth one involves half court. There is a two-minute time interval for each attempt. In this way clearing off all attempts makes the winner.
There are various shooting stars in the 1970s involving the best ones here. Some of them are Chet Walker, Bob Dandridge, Dave Cowens, Wes Unseld, John Havlicek, Elvin Hayes, Bob McAdoo, Walt Frazier, Bob Lanier, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
Chet Walker was a better player for his team. He played for nearly six seasons in the 1970s. All these matches were played for Chicago Bulls. His best shot was played in 1972 when he covered almost 51% of his field. He also got four-time All-star during his time. He retired at an age of 34 in 1975.
Bob Dandridge is also a good player for his team. He became an integral part of his team in 1970. Along with other players, he was also a part of the big four. He was working as a free agent for the Washington bullets. In the 1970s he was a four all-star and was selected for many teams.
Dave Cowens was considerably a big man of 6’9” also called Big Redman. He played for Boston Celtics. He won championship rings in 1974 and 1976. Thus he was the best player for his team. 1970 was the best time for Cowens as he was a seven-time all-star and was selected for manually defensive teams also.
Wes Unseld is a big man who never scored more than 16 points in his career throughout the game. But he is a good rebounder and is the winner of the NBA championship with Washington in 1978. He was awarded the final MVP for it. He was a four-time all-star in the 1970s.
John Havlicek is again a big man from Boston Celtics who in 1970 helped his team to win eight NBA championships. In 1974, John was awarded the Final MVP award for his performance. He was also considered a dangerous star because he used to score between 23 to 26 points in his game giving a tough fight to the opponent.
1970 saw Elvin Hayes as the best shooting guard for his team. He is the winner of the 1978 NBA championship. He played mostly with the bullets. In his whole career, he rebounded back two times making him ranked in the top 25 of that time. He was selected for all-star NBA games.
Till 1973 there was no sign of McAdoo on the NBA list but the man became a well-known shooting guard for his team in 1975. He was the one who scored nearly 30 points in each game becoming the best player of that time. In 1975 he was the winner of the Rookie of the year award. He was selected five times all-star in his days. He was among the top 10 in rebounds per game.
Walt Frazier was the leader of the New York Knicks. He was an all-rounder player in NBA history and was the purest guard of the 1970s. He was good at passing, stealing, and shooting. He was a seven-time all-star and six-times all-defensive first-team member. New York Knicks under his leadership won championships in 1970 and 1973.
Bob Lanier is again a well-renowned shooting guard who scores 20 points per game and rebounds nearly 10 times. He blocks 1100 shots in his career. He was quite good at blocking but was never able to get a championship ring. He was selected for seven all-star games. He also won the final MVP award in 1974.
The list would sound incomplete without the name of Renowned, Kareem Abdul Jabbar who was the best player in 1970. He was an all-star nine times in his decade. He was awarded the Rookie of the year award, and Final MVP award and was also selected for many other defensive teams. He won five NBA championships in the 1980s. He was definitely a star scorer for his team and is thus a legend of the 1970s.
There are many shooting guards in NBA history other than those mentioned. It was all about the 1970s but the current decade has various shooting stars amongst us, making us feel proud of our respective countries.