Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls smiles during Game One of the NBA Finals against the Seattle SuperSonics at the United Center on June 5, 1996 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls won 107-90
Where are they now?
A new crop of basketball greats is being enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This year, the hall will honor college coaches Rick Pitino of Louisville, Guy Lewis of Houston, Jerry Tarkanian of UNLV and Sylvia Hatchell of North Carolina, former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton and former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley. They join an impressive roster and it made us wonder what some of these basketball greats are doing now. You probably know where Michael Jordan is -- if not, here's a hint -- but what about some other notable legends of the game?
Straight out of New York's Power Memorial High School, the basketball legend (then known under this name) headed west to Westwood. Kareem led UCLA to three consecutive championships from 1967-69 - remember, freshmen were ineligible back then. He was the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft (who drafted him?) and guided the team to the championship in 1971. He then went to Los Angeles, where his legendary move (what was it?) was an integral part of the Laker championship teams in 1980, '82, '85, '87 and '88. Abdul-Jabbar is active now on Twitter and Facebook. Bing: What's Kareem doing now? Search: See photos of him in action Find: What year was he enshrined in the hall of fame?
A college career that began at Indiana (which college?) as part of the greatest rivalries in NCAA history. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson met in the NCAA final in 1979 and the battles were on. Bird was College Player of the Year in 1979. He went on to be the NBA MVP from 1984-86 and was all NBA First Team from 1980-88. Pretty good stuff for a hick from French Lick. Bing: What's Larry doing now? Search: Check out photos of Larry Bird Find: Watch clips from the Magic and Bird documentary
The six-time NBA All-Star out of Notre Dame, Adrian Dantley made the NBA All-Rookie team in 1977. He earned second team all NBA honors in 1981 and '84. He led the NBA in scoring twice and averaged better than 30 points per game each season between 1981 and 1984. Dantley shares the single-game record for most free throws made with 28 and most free throws made in one quarter with 14. Bing: What's Adrian doing now? Search: See photos of Adrian Dantley Find: Watch clips of Dantley working now
The master of the underhand free throw, Rick Barry led the nation in scoring in his senior year at Miami (Fla), averaging 37.4 ppg. He is the only player in history to lead the NCAA, ABA and NBA in scoring. An NBA All-Star in 1966-67 and 1973-78, Barry was All-NBA First-Team in 1966, 1967, and 1974-76. He was the key to the Golden State Warriors' championship in 1975, when they stunned the heavily favored Washington Bullets. Bing: What is Rick doing now? Search: Check out photos of him Find: What year did he make the hall of fame?
Joe Dumars played his entire professional career, 14 seasons, with this team. After being drafted in 1985 (from which college?), Dumars and the Pistons won the franchise's first title in 1989 and a second in '90. The MVP of the 1989 NBA Finals, Dumars averaged nearly 28 points per game that series, sparking Detroit's sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers. Dumars' accolades include: NBA All-Star, 1990-93, 1995, 1997, NBA Defensive Team 1989, '90, '92 and '93, and All-Rookie Team in 1986. Bing: What's Joe doing now? Search: See photos of the former player Find: Watch clips of his player highlights
George Gervin was as cool as they come (so cool he got this nickname). Gervin was an ABA All-Star from 1974-76; and NBA, 1977-85. He earned All-NBA First Team honors from 1978-82. On April 9, 1978, Gervin won the closest individual scoring race in NBA history against David Thompson by scoring 63 points to nip Thompson by .06 points. He is one of three players in NBA history to win four or more league scoring titles (1978, '79, '80, '82). Bing: What's George doing now? Search: Watch highlight clips of his career Find: What year was he enshrined in the Hall of Fame?
John Havlicek (what was his nickname?) is considered the greatest sixth man in NBA history. He played college ball at Ohio State before moving on to the legendary Celtics teams (who was the coach?). Havlicek scored 1,000 points in 16 consecutive seasons. Career highlights include: NBA championships in 1963-66, '68-69, '74 and '76. He also earned NBA All-Star honors from 1966-78. Bing: What's Havlicek doing now? Search: See photos of the former basketball great Find: What year did he make the Hall of Fame?
Elvin Hayes first attracted nationwide attention as a collegiate star (at what university?). He led his team to a victory over UCLA, snapping the Bruins' 47-game winning streak, in the first nationally televised game. The contest was played in the Astrodome and Hayes outdueled Lew Alcindor, scoring 39 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. As a rookie in San Diego, Hayes led the NBA in scoring at 28.4 ppg. As a Baltimore/Washington Bullet, he teamed with Hall of Famer Wes Unseld to form a dominating frontcourt combination that led the Bullets to three NBA Finals and an NBA title over Seattle in 1978. Bing: What's Hayes up to these days? Search: Watch clips from a documentary about him Find: What other job has he done since retiring?
Karl Malone (what was his nickname?) delivered in college (which school?) and for the Utah Jazz as one half of the team's stars with point guard John Stockton. The tandem helped Utah run up nearly 1,000 wins and two unsuccessful trips to the NBA Finals. Malone was a 14-time All-Star and two-time NBA MVP. He scored more than 36,000 points, including a run of 11 years in a row with more than 2,000 points in each season. Malone also won gold medals at the 1992 and '96 Olympic Games. Bing: What's Malone doing now? Search: Check out photos of the Hall of Famer Find: His son plays in the NFL for the Cowboys
Jerry West (what was his nickname?) led West Virginia to the NCAA Finals and captured the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award in 1959. He played his entire NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 25,192 points, averaging 27.0 ppg, making 7,160 free throws and dishing out 6,238 assists. West was named to the NBA All-Defensive First-Team four times. West also earned an Olympic Gold Medal in 1960 and was a 14-time NBA All-Star from 1961-74. Bing: What's Jerry doing now? Search: See photos of West in his heyday Find: West also has this special NBA legacy
Bill Walton (what was his nickname?) was as dominant a college player as there was. He led the Bruins to an 88-game winning streak - another UCLA run snapped by a Notre Dame team - and two championships. Despite being hobbled by foot and knee injuries, Walton led this team to the NBA Championship in 1977. He was MVP and All-NBA first team in 1978. The career was cut short by injuries, but Walton has gone on to become one of the most vocal and interesting athletes of his or any other generation. Walton's health problems plagued him following his career. Bing: What's Bill doing now? Search: Check out classic photos of him Find: Walton is known for following this band
Moses Malone was one of the most dominant centers in league history. He became a pioneers as the first player in the modern era to go straight from high school to the pros. Malone started in the now-defunct ABA signing with this team. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star. Malone led the NBA in rebounding six times and averaged more than 20 points per game for 11 consecutive seasons. Malone also played a record 1,212 games without a single disqualification. In 2011, he said, "I bet if I came out (of retirement) I could still be one of the top five centers in the league -- ain't that something? There are just so few centers left!" Bing: What's Moses doing now? Search: Watch clips of his career highlights Find: When was he enshrined in the hall of fame?
Dennis Rodman (what was his nickname?) was as unpredictable on and off the court as great as he was when it came to defense and rebounding. The forward led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record-setting seven consecutive seasons from 1991-98 and was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and seven-time All-Defensive First Team honoree. Rodman won his first NBA championship in 1989 with the Detroit Pistons. He added rings while playing for this team, where he teamed with fellow Hall of Famers Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan to bring the Bulls three titles in three years. Bing: What's Rodman doing now? Search: Watch clips of his career highlights Find: Rodman made his film debut in 1997