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ESPN ranks George Gervin at #47 on list of All-Time greats

The Hall-Of-Famer's scoring titles and cool demeanor on the court nabs The Iceman a high spot in ESPN's rankings.

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The original embodiment of black-and-silver stardom, George Gervin has earned the #47 ranking on ESPN's All-Time #NBArank.

Although his number wasn't the first retired by the Spurs (that honor belongs to James Silas), Gervin was the first shooting guard to win three shooting titles consecutively. His four scoring championships rank third of all time, behind Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan.

Gervin joined San Antonio in 1974 and spent 12 seasons with the Spurs, garnering 12 straight All-Star selections.

The man with the trademark finger roll, Gervin lead San Antonio by scoring double figures in 407 consecutive games, and helped the Spurs clinch five division titles.

His No. 44 jersey was hung from the Alamodome rafters in 1987, and he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Currently, he operates seven organizations locally, and continues to be a generous presence in the community.

The Iceman's 20th Anniversary of his H-O-F induction will be commemorated this Monday with exclusive merchandise and a finger roll contest.

From ESPN:

Small forward/shooting guard

Virginia Squires (1972-73), San Antonio Spurs (1973-1985), Chicago Bulls (1985-86)

Nine-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, four-time scoring champion, Hall of Fame


Career stats
25.1 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.7 APG, .501 FG%


Did you know?
Gervin won four scoring titles, including three straight. The only players to win more scoring titles are Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Tim Duncan and David Robinson will likely place somewhere in the top 25 list.

This week, we've been featuring Alamo City greats listed on the top #150 ballot. We will keep you posted as player rankings are published by ESPN.