A History of Aging NBA Stars Piggybacking Their Way to Rings

Bob Boozer

Age: 33
Championship season: 1971 Milwaukee Bucks
Career statistics: 874 G, 14.8 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.4 APG
Championship season statistics: 80 G, 9.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.6 APG

No. 1 draft picks usually have a hard time transitioning to supporting roles, but not Bob Boozer. Boozer had very successful individual runs in Chicago and Cincinnati. The former gold medalist and All-Star retired on a high note in Milwaukee with a championship in the role of sixth man. He gained a reputation for his soft mid-range jumper. While not the much more expanded role he had earlier in his career, a ring erases any of that displeasure.

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