The 25 Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

23. Fat Lever

Stats: 13.9 PPG 6.2 APG 6.0 RPG 2.2 SPG
Accomplishments: 2x All-Star, 1x All-NBA, 1x All-Defense
Teams: Blazers, Nuggets, Mavs

Fat Lever never gets the respect he deserves. The god averaged 18.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.5 steals per game between 1987 and 1990. While we let that sink in, he also sits at No. 6 all-time in triple-doubles (43) behind Larry Bird and in front of LeBron James.

Lever has also clocked some ridiculous games in his career. As a member of the Nuggets he gave the Cavs 20 points, 20 boards, 12 dimes, and snatched 6 steals in 1988. He also put 20 points, 22 rebounds, 11 assists, and 2 steals on the Spurs in 1990. His game log on basketball-reference is littered with triple and double-doubles. Lever led the Nuggets in rebounds three out of the six years he was there. Although, his nickname was "Fat," Lafayette was known for his stamina. His style was relentless and he wasn't flashy. Just no nonsense, take no play off type of shit. Unfortunately, knee injuries derailed his trip to the Hall. Still give him his props though.

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