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Spencer Haywood

Basketball Player
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Spencer Haywood is a retired American professional basketball player.

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    NYTimes - Jun 29, 2016
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    Huffington Post - May 19, 2016
  • Mutombo Among Finalists For Hall Of Fame
    Yahoo News - Feb 14, 2015
  • Spencer Haywood On Kennedy Assassination
    San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 24, 2013

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on April 22, 1949.

TEENAGE

1964 15 Years Old In 1964, Haywood moved to Detroit, Michigan.
1967 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1967, while attending Pershing High School, Haywood led the school's basketball team to the state championship.
Due to his exceptional performance and talent, Haywood made the USA Olympic Basketball team in 1968.

TWENTIES

1969 20 Years Old He was named both the ABA Rookie of the Year and ABA MVP during the 1969-70 season, and became the youngest ever recipient of the MVP at the age of 21. … Read More
1970 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Haywood also won the ABA's 1970 All-Star Game MVP that year after recording 23 points, 19 rebounds, and 7 blocked shots for the West team.
1972 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Haywood was named to the All-NBA First Team in 1972 and 1973 and the All-NBA Second Team in 1974 and 1975.
1974 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Haywood played in four NBA All-Star Games while with Seattle, including a strong 23 point 11 rebound performance in 1974.
1975 26 Years Old In 1975, the SuperSonics traded him to the New York Knicks where he later teamed with Bob McAdoo. … Read More
1977 28 Years Old Haywood married model Iman in 1977. They had a daughter, Zulekha. They divorced in 1987.

THIRTIES

1979 30 Years Old He earned a championship ring with the Lakers in the 1979–80 season.

FORTIES

1990 41 Years Old On November 30, 1990, Haywood married Linda with whom he has three daughters - Nikiah, Shaakira and Isis.

FIFTIES

2007 58 Years Old Haywood's #24 jersey was retired by the SuperSonics during a halftime ceremony on February 26, 2007.
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