A History of Aging NBA Stars Piggybacking Their Way to Rings

Jeff Mullins

Age: 32
Championship season: 1976 Golden State Warriors
Career statistics: 804 G, 16.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.8 APG
Championship season statistics: 68 G, 8.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 2.3 APG

Former Duke standout and eventual North Carolina head coach, Jeff Mullins was one of the leagues more talented forwards for most of his career with the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors. A three-time All-Star, Mullins never got deep in the playoffs at the peak of his powers. He had to wait until the tail end to piggy-back on former Warrior great Rick Barry to get that elusive ring. Now all we want to know is how a Duke guy ends up as a UNC coach for 11 years without his head exploding. #justsayin

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