4-time NBA All-Star guard known as "The Pearl," who played for the Baltimore Bullets and New York Knicks, helping the Knicks win an NBA Championship in 1973.
He played college basketball at Winston-Salem State University, and was named NCAA College Division Player of the Year in 1967.
He was selected 2nd overall by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1967 NBA Draft and went on to take the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 1968.
He married Marita Green and they had a son together.
He was referenced in the basketball film He Got Game directed by Spike Lee.