Basketball Players are a varied bunch. Each player must not only be a talented and well-conditioned athlete, but also be a good team player.
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  • Guards


Bill Sharman was the first NBA player to make 50 consecutive free throws. Not only that -- he played pro baseball for five years, too. Read more about Bill Sharman and his basketball career.

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