On This Date In NBA History: December 9, Eric Bledsoe, Gerald Henderson and World B. Free Were Born


Nov 24, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe (12) passes the ball by Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) during the first half at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sportso

1989 – Happy 23rd birthday to Los Angeles Clippers backup point guard Eric Bledsoe (@EBled24) who is in his third NBA season. He had a strong 2010-11 season when he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team and now is a scoring threat off the bench for the Clippers.

 

 

Dec 7, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson 9 drives past Milwaukee Bucks guard Marquis Daniels 6 at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA Today Sports

 

1987 – Happy 25th birthday to Charlotte Bobcats SG/SF Gerald Henderson (@GhJr09) who is in his fourth NBA season. His father, Gerald Henderson, Sr. was a three-time NBA champion during his 13-year career. Gerald Henderson, Jr. has improved his scoring average over his first three seasons. He is now rounding into shape with some impressive performances after a foot injury forced him to miss most of the November games of the 2012-13 season.

 

1953 – Happy 59th birthday to retired NBA guard World B. Free, born Lloyd Bernard Free, who played 13 seasons in the league. While playing for the San Diego Clippers, he was selected to the 1980 All-Star Game and led all players in free throws made in two different seasons. In addition, Free’s 20.3 points per game average is the 50th best in NBA history.

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