"Nate the Great" Thurmond passed on a scholarship to Ohio State University to attend Bowling Green State, where he was named All-American in 1963. That same year he was drafted by the San Francisco Warriors. The first player in NBA history to record a quadruple double, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. Thurmond is one of the best shot blockers and rebounders in the history of basketball.
Died, age 74, July 16, 2016