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Rebecca Lobo

1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Set (Basketball)

Rebecca led the Huskies to a 106-25 record during her four year career with the University of Connecticut She is the all-time NCAA leader in rebounding (1,286) and blocks (396). During a visit to the White House, she jogged with President Clinton.

Youngest member of '96 gold medal Olympic team Co-authored The Home Team with her mother Favorite charity is breast cancer research Earned a BA in Political Science

Ervin Johnson

1993 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Selected by the SuperSonics with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft... Named by UPI to the All-America Third Team following his senior season... Unanimously named as the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year after leading New Orleans to a 19-0 conference and 26-4 overall record... Finished sixth in the nation in rebounding (11.9 rpg), 18th in field-goal percentage (.619) and 19th in blocked shots... Recorded twelve 20-plus games during his senior season... Twenty-seven rebounds against Lamar were an NCAA high for 1992-93... Finished collegiate career as New Orleans career leader in rebounds (1.287), blocks (287) and field-goal percentage (.591).

Scott Skiles

1989 Fleer Set (Basketball)

Drafted in first round, 22nd pick, by Milwaukee in 1986... Traded to Indiana in 1987... Finished as leading scorer in Michigan State history with 2,145 points.

Mila Nikolich

2000 Skybox Dominion WNBA Set (Basketball)

Mila brings her WNBA championship experience with Houston in 1999 to Portland. She also adds size, depth and a rebounding presence.

Gary Payton

2006 Fleer Set (Basketball)

One of the greatest perimeter defenders in the modern era, "The Glove's" 2,402 career steals rank third all time in NBA history behind only Michael Jordan and John Stockton.

Mike Fratello

1993 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Named the 11th head coach in Cleveland history 6/17/93... Served as a game analyst for the NBA on NBC from 1990 to 1993... Coached Atlanta Hawks for seven seasons, compiling a record of 324-253.

Dee Brown

1993 Stadium Club Set (Basketball)

Can he get up? Brown, the 1991 SLAM-DUNK CHAMP, was called for goal tending FOUR TIMES last season - a badge of honor for a 6-1 guard.

Donnie Freeman

1975 Topps Set (Basketball)

Has been named ABA All-star five times. Handed off for 501 assists at Miami, 1968-69.

Sergei Bazarevich

1994 Stadium Club Set (Basketball)

Six-year member of Russian National Team...Averaged 18.8 PPG in Goodwill Games, 19.2 PPG in European Championships and 8.9 PPG in Olympics... Scored 31 vs. USA in 2 games at World Championships.

Andrea Congreaves

1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA Set (Basketball)

Scored WNBA career-high 23 points vs. New York Liberty, July 12, 1998. Ranked 19th in WNBA in rebounding in 1997 (4.8 rpg). Mercer University's all-time scoring leader with 2,796 points. Congreaves, whose parents are from Guyana and who grew up just south of Landon didn't start playing basketball until age 15 and was dunking the ball at age 16. Sheeran track, threw the javelin and participated in the high jump in high school. Her father Oscar was a track official.

DeMar DeRozan

2021 Donruss Set (Basketball)

One of the game's most reliable scorers, DeRozan has also developed into a dandy of a dime man. The creative wing has averaged at least 20 points and five assists each of the past four seasons. That's something only six other players In the league can boast. He set a personal high with 6.9 helpers per contest in 2020-21.

Steve Kerr

1993 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Signed as a free agent by Chicago on 9/7/93... Averaged 2.6 ppg with Orlando after being traded for a second-round pick in the 1996 NBA Draft on 12/2/92... Leads all active players with .455 career threepoint percentage... Scored career-high 24 points on 4/17/93 against Indiana... Paced NBA with .507 three-point field-goal percentage in 1989-90, second-best single-season percentage in league history... Helped lead Arizona to NCAA Final Four appearance in his senior season... Named Second Team All-America in 1987-88 season... Set Pac-10 record with .573 three-point field-goal percentage in 1987-88.

Zach LaVine

2021 Donruss Set (Basketball)

Building around LaVine, the Bulls brought in some exciting talent during the offseason. Thrilled to set the bar higher in Chicago, the All-Star guard knows a thing or two about taking his game to another level as one of the top dunkers and scorers in the league. It's go time for the team in 2021-22, and LaVine is ready to lead the way.

Dick Cunningham

1970 Topps Set (Basketball)

Dick was acquired from Phoenix prior to the 1968-69 season and that year was the Bucks' regular center. As a junior at Murray State, Dick led the nation in rebounding, averaging 21.8 per game. He ranked fifth nationally as a senior with a 17.8 average and set school and Ohio Valley Conference career records in total rebounds and rebound average. He had 1,292 rebounds in 71 games, averaging 18.2.

Dick once ran 2 1/4 miles in 15 minutes on a treadmill.
Dennis Rodman

1993 Topps Set (Basketball)

Dennis won his second straight rebounding crown and was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the fifth time.

Mark Aguirre

1989 Fleer Set (Basketball)

First pick overall in 1981 draft by Dallas... Obtained in midseason trade with Dallas in 1989... Played for 1980 Olympic team... Played in NBA All-Star Games in 1984, 1987, 1988.

Victor Oladipo

2021 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Oladipo is known for shining under the bright lights. That gave him plenty of confidence when it came time for an appearance on "The Masked Singer". Taking the stage as Thingamajig, the star guard flashed his versatility by belting out songs from Kacey Musgraves, The Temptations and John Legend.

Karl Malone

1996 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

Malone has the luxury of having John Stockton as his point guard. If Malone is the "Mailman," then who is Stockton? John "Santa" Stockton? Anyway, Malone has seen and done it all, except for winning an NBA Championship. All right, I'll go out on a limb here. Stockton will win the NBA assists title and Malone will score most of the baskets. Did you know: At 19, Malone was the youngest member of the 1983 World University Games.

Marcus Smart

2021 Donruss Set (Basketball)

A crab when going side to side and a stallion when running north to south, Smart keeps his man in front of him with lightning-quick feet. Add in his active hands and predictive instincts and there's a reason why the show-stopping guard is a perennial All-Defensive Team candidate.

Magic Johnson

1995 Stadium Club Set (Basketball)

MAGICAL ! - January 30, 1996 - In his first professional game since the 1991 NBA Finals, Earvin Johnson confirmed what many long suspected: that he's not merely "Magic," he's supernatural. Playing several positions in a 27-minute debut against Golden State, Johnson missed a triple double by just two rebounds, scoring 19 points and adding to assists to his eight boards. "This is one of the most exciting days of my life," he told reporters. "Ever."

Kevin Durant

2016 Hoops Set (Basketball)

The rich got even richer, as the Warriors landed Durant in the offseason. After spending his entire career with the Thunder, Durant joins a franchise that's reached the NBA Finals the past two seasons. "We try to get better every day we wake up." Warriors general manager Bob Myers said, "You never expect to get this much better."

Jessica Brungo

2004 Fleer Ultra WNBA Set (Basketball)

Jessica Brungo, the 16th overall pick of the 2004 WNBA Draft, averaged 10.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 2003-04 as a Penn State senior. Her 117 three-point field goals made ranks seventh all-time in Penn State history and she finished with 1,143 points.

Mark Blount

2005 Topps Set (Basketball)

After starting his NBA career as a bit player, Mark has come into his own as one of the best centers in the East. In each of the last two seasons, he's ranked among the top 10 in FG%, and he's been a consistent defensive and rebounding force. In fact, he's the only Celtic of the past dozen years to put a 20-20 game in the books. On March 1, 2004, Blount added 21 rebounds to his 28 points against Orlando. The last Boston player to go 20-20 was Ed Pinckney.

Desmond Mason

2000 Fleer Tradition Set (Basketball)

Oklahoma State point guard Doug Gottlieb had this to say about Desmond Mason, the 17th selection of the 2000 NBA Draft: "He's had a couple of (dunks] that Vince Carter would be in awe of. Desmond does things that humans aren't supposed to do. During warmups other teams will stop what they're doing just to watch him." He finished his career fourth on Oklahoma State's all-time scoring list (1,702 points).

Joshua Primo

2021 Hoops Set (Basketball)

The fresh-faced guard impressed, flashing his ability to knock down shots in catch-and-shoot and isolation situations. Against Brooklyn, the fearless rookie matched up against fellow first-rounder Cameron Thomas and scored 21 points.

Scottie Pippen

1995 Topps Set (Basketball)

Pippen was the first player since. Dave Gowens (1977-78 Celtics) to lead his team in PTS, REB, BLK, AST and STL. Last year, he was voted Best All-Around Player in a USA Today poll of NBA personnel.

Cincy Powell

1972 Topps Set (Basketball)

On court, Cincy's unorthodox style deceives the defender. When he fakes it's an exaggerated up-and-down motion, he shoots his jumpers on the way down and gets them away with great frequency as avg. shows. Traded to Utah Stars - Aug. 16, 1972.

Cincy finished 3rd in national oratorical contest while at Portland.
Rick Mahorn

1981 Topps Set (Basketball)

Rick has an excellent touch for a big man, he can hit the oustide shot with consistency. He had a game-high of 28 Points for the Bullets in 1980-81 and contributed 25 Assists, 21 Steals and 44 Blocked Shots in 696 Minutes of action. Rick was 3-time NAIA All-American.

Rick established 18 records at Hampton Institute.
LeBron James

2017 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Making his eighth appearance in the NBA Finals in 2017, James is the only player ranked in the top 10 in playoff history in career points (first with 6,163), assists (third with 1,489) and rebounds (seventh with 1,922). He also ranks second in NBA postseason history in both steals (389) and 3-point field goals (331).

Bernie Williams

1972 Topps Set (Basketball)

Signed by Squires 10-18-71 after 2 seasons in NBA, Bernie scored 14 points vs. Condors in 1st ABA game, 10-26-71. At first he had problem handling the red, white & blue ball, "I guess the paint on it makes it slippery, but there was no trouble shooting it," said Bernie.

Bernie and teammate Rold Taylor are childhood buddies.
Kate Starbird

2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA Set (Basketball)

After being selected by Miami in the 1999 Expansion Draft Kate was traded to Utah. She was the 1997 National College Player of the Year.

Atlanta Hawks, Kevin Willis

1992 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

One of the original NBA franchises, the Atlanta Hawks have called six cities home. The team started as the Tri-City Blackhawks, splitting time between the Illinois towns of Moline and Rock Island as well as Davenport, lowa. The name shrunk to Hawks when the team moved to Milwaukee in 1951. After a move to St. Louis in 1955, the Hawks settled in Atlanta in 1968. DID YOU KNOW? Since the introduction of the three-point shot in 1979-80, the 1979-80 Hawks are the only NBA team to average less than one three-point attempt per game. The Hawks set the NBA single-season record by forcing their opponents to commit 24.1 turnovers per game in 1977-78. SCORECARD. In a March 17, 1956, showdown with the Minneapolis Lakers, the St. Louis Hawks set the NBA Playoff record for free throws in a regulation game with 54.

Tamika Whitmore

2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA Set (Basketball)

Tamika Whitmore Tamika connected on 10 of 11 Free throws on the way to scoring her rookie-season high of 20 points on August 27, 1999 against visiting Washington.

John Brisker

1972 Topps Set (Basketball)

John was selected by the Chaparrals off the roster of the Condors after leading Pittsburgh in scoring average and 3-pt. field goals last season. Had 17 rebounds in 27 minutes of action in 1970-71 All-Star game.

John grew up with Spencer Haywood.
Benoit Benjamin

1995 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Second on the Nets in field goal percentage and fourth in rebounds...Career-high 34 points and 23 rebounds came against Charlotte 3/17/89.

Katie Smith

1999 Hoops WNBA Set (Basketball)

Can you say winner? It seems like the W's follow you wherever you go, Katie. From your All-American days at Ohio State to winning titles all over the globe with USA Basketball, the Lynx are going to love having you and your winning ways on board.

Shawn Respert

1996 Topps Set (Basketball)

Though he saw limited playing time, Shawn demonstrated steady improvement as his rookie season progressed. A highlight came on March 5th against the potent Bulls when he tallied 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals. The Bucks expect Respert, the 1994-95 Sporting News NCAA Player of the Year, to soon approach the form that saw him leave Michigan State as its all-time scoring leader.