Uploaded on Feb 14, 2010
I would be very happy if Dave Bing will see this video :-).
Song: Kim Waters - Nightfall
David "Dave" Bing (born November 24, 1943, in Washington, D.C.) is the mayor of Detroit, Michigan, a businessman, and a retired American professional basketball player who played 12 seasons in the NBA, primarily for the Detroit Pistons (1966-75). He was a seven-time All-Star.
Height: 6 ft 3 inch (1,91 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
SHORT BASKETBALL BIOGRAPHY:
Bing was raised in northeast Washington, D.C. as a son of a bricklayer. At age five, Bing accidentally poked his left eye with a nail of a wooden horse that he improvised. The eye healed on its own with the family unable to afford an eye operation, leaving Bing with fuzzy vision since then.
Bing's career began in 1959 at Spingarn High School in Washington D.C., where he played in the footsteps of the great Elgin Baylor who had set all the city scoring records playing there in 1954. After 3 straight Interhigh championship games Bing averaged 16.2 and 16.9 ppg in 61 and 62.re in 1954.
Bing was a three-year letter winner, allInter High, All-Metro, and All-East member. In 1962, Bing was in Parade magazine and made the All-American Team.
Bing attended Syracuse University and he led the Orangemen in scoring as a sophomore (22.2) in 1964, as a junior (23.2) in 1965, and as a senior (28.4) in 1966. During his senior year, Bing was fifth in the nation in scoring and was Syracuse's first consensus All-American in 39 years. He was also named to The Sporting News All-America First Team and was named Syracuse Athlete of the Year.
In 1966, Bing joined the NBA as a second overall first-round pick of the Detroit Pistons, where in his rookie year he scored 1,601 points (20.0 points per game) and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. The next year, he led the NBA in scoring with 2,142 points (27.1 points per game) in 1968.
He played in seven NBA All-Star Games (1968, 1969, 19711976, and winning the 1976 NBA All-Star Game MVP Award) and was named to the All-NBA First Team twice in 1968 and 1969. Bing averaged 22.6 points and 7.8 assists in his ten seasons with the Pistons. After his career with the Detroit Pistons, Bing went on to spend two years with the Washington Bullets and one with the Boston Celtics before retiring at the conclusion of the 19771978 season.
He averaged 20.3 points and six assists per game in his 12 NBA seasons and was awarded the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 1977.
Bing was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1996, he was named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players.