Sunday, December 05, 2004

Spud Webb

5-7 130 Guard

Drafted 87th overall by Pistons in 1985, out of North Carolina State, he was cut before summer ended, then signed by Hawks as free agent... Steal of steals... NBA Slam Dunk champion, defeating teammate Dominique Wilkins in finals... Victory was bittersweet because it was Wilkins who took him under his wing and told coach Mike Fratello that the little guy with size-seven sneakers should make the team... Blossomed in second half of season... Free throws in second OT gave Hawks victory in Game 5 of series vs. Pistons... Was virtually unstoppable in set with Celts, getting 21 points, 12 assists and six rebounds in Game 4 victory... Carries huge chip on tiny should about his size... Made $75,000 last year... Born July 13, 1963, in Dallas... Says "I guess I would say I am livin a dream."

Relevant Stats:
7.8 ppg, 1.55 rpg, 4.26 apg

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