The 25 Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

12. Earl Monroe

Career stats: 18.8 PPG 3.0 RPG 3.9 APG 1.0 SPG
Career accomplishments: 1968 Rookie of the Year, 1968 All-Rookie, 4x All-Star, 1x All-NBA, 1x Champion, Member of the Hall of Fame
Team(s): Bullets, Knicks
Highlights

Earl the Pearl a.k.a Black Jesus was a Philly streetball legend by the time he put on an NBA uniform. Standing at 6'3", Monroe was an unguardable scorer and ball-handler. Black Jesus would cross you up and then shoot a mid-range J over your body or take it to hole and make a mind-boggling layup. After his time with the Baltimore Bullets was up, he was traded to the Knicks in 1971 to join Walt "Clyde" Frazier to form the "Rolls Royce Backcourt." Monroe helped the Knicks reach the Finals twice, winning in 1973.

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