On This Date in NBA History: July 25, Nate Thurmond was born

Jan 3, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Banners of Cleveland Cavaliers former broadcaster Joe Tait (not pictured), former players Austin Carr (not pictured), Nate Thurmond (not pictured) and Bobby Smith (not pictured) hang at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

1941 – Happy 72nd birthday to Hall of Fame F/C Nate Thurmond. He became the first NBA player all-time to officially record a quadruple-double in a game: 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks for the Chicago Bulls in 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Stadium. Thurmond also averaged the fifth-highest rebounds per game in NBA history.

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