Laimbeer was taken in the third round of the 1979 NBA draft, out of Notre Dame, by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He would spend one season playing ball in Italy, before joining the Cavaliers in 1980. After a couple of season in Cleveland, Laimbeer would be sent to Detroit, where he would make his NBA fame.
He became an NBA rebounding machine, twice leading the league in that category, and racking up 10,400 over his career.
Laimbeer wasn't too bad at putting the ball in the hoop either, going over 1,000 points in a season seven times, and scoring 13,790 points over his career.
Many fans will remember Laimbeer as one of the leaders of the physical Detroit "Bad Boy" teams that won the NBA title in both 1989 and 1990.
Did you know.................that Bill Laimbeer played one of the Sleestacks on the Land of the Lost TV show? Who would've thunk it?!
sources: wikipedia.com, basketball-reference.com, imdb.com
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