Shawn Bradley, it just so happened was 7' 6" tall. And it just so happened that the Philadelphia 76ers had drafted him. So what number do you think he wore? Naturally, number 76.
The 76ers took Bradley out of BYU with the second pick of the 1993 NBA draft. Bradley would play two and change seasons with Philly, posting fairly strong rebound numbers and very strong
Bradley was dealt to the New Jersey Nets during the '95-'96 NBA season. Parts of two seasons were spent by Bradley in the Meadowlands, before he was dealt once again, this time to the Dallas Mavericks.
Stability would be found in Dallas. Bradley finished out the '96-'97 season as a Maverick, and would remain one through the 2004-05 season. He would finish in the top 5 in blocks over 4 separate seasons in Dallas, leading the league for the 2000-01 NBA season with 228 swats.
For his career, Bradley wound up with 2,119 blocked shots and a 2.5 blocks per game average.
Did you know..............Bradley is a German-American dual citizen?
For more Shawn Bradley statistics, visit basketball-reference.com.
sources: basketball-reference.com, wikipedia.com
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