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McFarlane's Legends 3

This is McFarlane's third series in their popular NBA Legends line of collectible basketball figures and includes five players from the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame and another who is surely destined to join them in the near future.

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins- "The Human Highlight Film"

Dominique got his first break when Utah Jazz traded him to the Altlant Hawks because of their severe cash flow problems but this also meant a return home for Dominique as he had played college football at the University of Georgia.

It was during his 11 seasons with the Hawks that Wilkins found fame as basketball fans watched his classic duels with Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, as well as his superb performances in the NBA Slam Dunk contest, on national television courstesy of the super channel WTBS.

Dominiques career highlights include:

  • 1985-86 NBA Scoring Champion
  • Twice All Star NBA Slam Dunk Champion, 1985 & 1990
  • 1983 NBA All-Rookies team
  • 1986 All-NBA First team
  • 4 times listed to the All NBA Second team
  • 2 times to the All NBA Third Team
  • 9 times NBA All Star
  • European Champion 1996
  • 1996 Greek Cup
  • Holds the record for the most three throws made in an NBA, regular season, game without a miss.
  • Inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2004
  • Inducted into Naismith in 2006
  • As the crowds cheer Dominique strides down the hardcourt his eyes on the basket as he nears his launching point, soaring high into the air he purposefully slam dunks the ball into the basket the crowd going wild as he drops back to the ground.

    This unique and original sculpt of Dominique Wilkins, in his red Atlanta Hawks uniform, making a Slam Dunk measures a fantastic 11 5/8 inches to the top of his raised hand.

    This figure comes complete with the basket and ball on a custom base.

    Bill Russell- The Celtics indomitable centre

    Bill Russell played for the Boston Celtics for thirteen seasons and is featured here in their green uniform. His rivalry with fellow foward Wilt Chamberlain will be remembered as one of the greatest and most exciting duels in the NBA.

    His figure is probably one of the most unique that McFarlanes have produced as it features his signature rebounding technique whereby he would kick the foot nearest an opponent high in the air.

    This rather unusual techniques was devised because he was fed up of being hacked at pulled at when he pulled down rebounds and this technique was usually enough persuasion for any opponent to leave him alone.

    Career Highlights include:

    • 11 NBA Championships
    • 1956 NCAA Champiuonship
    • 1957 NBA Championship
    • 1956 Olympic Gold Medal
    • First black head coach in a major US proffessional sports team
    • First player in NBA history to average more than 20 rebounds per game/li>
    • NBA record for the most rebounds in one half (32) and second highest for overall rebounds in one game (51)
    • In his 13 seasons with the Celtics he never averaged less than 20 rebounds per game.
    • 5 Regular season MVP Awards
    • Selected to the All-NBA First Team three times and eight Second Teams.
    • 12 times NBA All-Star
    • Named "Athlete of the Decade" in 1970 by the Sporting News
    • Named "Greatest Player in the History of the NBA" by the Professional Basketball Writers Association of America in 1980
    • Awarded "Sportsman of the Year" in 1968 by Sports Illustrated
    • Was selected for all three NBA Anniversary Teams, i.e. the 25th, 35th, and 50th Anniversary All-Time Teams.
    • His number 6 jersey was retired by the Celtics in 1972
    • Inducted to the NBA Hall of Fame in 1975

    When approached by McFarlanes to be included in their Legends series 3 line-up Bill Russell readily agreed, but only if his figure was of his unique defensive rebound pose.

    Assembled figure measures a colossal 8¾ inches tall (9 inches on base) at top of raised ball. Includes 6 5/8- by 4 1/8-inch hardcourt base.

    Moses Malone- One of the NBA's best centers

    Moses Malone is universally considered to be one of the best centres in the history of the NBA.

    His dominance in the league was only hampered by his career pat of playing for nine different teams during his 21 seasons in the NBA.

    He became the first player to jump direct from college to a professional team when he joined the ABA's Utah Stars in 1974.

    Over a period of 11 consecutive games he averaged more than 20 points per game.

    Career Highlights

    • First player in the NBA to earn 5 consecutive rebounding titles.
    • The longest running streak of games without a disqualification, 1,212.
    • Second only to Karl Malone for the number of free throws made with a total of 9,018
    • Named one of the NBA's greatest players in NBA history.
    • Inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2001
    • Has the highest number of record offensive rebounds in the NBA
    • Has played more seasons than any other player
    • He is 13th overall in field goal attempts
    • 3 times NBA MVP Award winner
    • Named the Sporting News NBA MVP three time
    • NBA Champion
    • Named NBA All-Star 11 times

    Stretching high, his arm reaching out Moses releases the ball letting it gracefully float float through the air towards its' target.

    This figure measures a massive 13 inches to the top of ball on a 6 5/8- by 4 1/8-inch hardcourt base.

    James Worthy- "Big Game James"

    James Worthy was a regular in the Lakers 1980 "Showtime" squads. He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the top selection in the 1982 NBA Drafts after winning a national title in North Carolina. Sporting a pair of goggles he went on to:

    Career Highlights

    • Select to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1983
    • Selected to the All-Nba Third Team twice
    • NBA MVP Finals in 1988
    • NBA-All Star seven times
    • Highest all-time field goal percentage score over a 5 game series in trhe NBA
    • Highest ever field goal percentage ever for a rookie in the Lakers history
    • Selected to the NBA'as 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
    • Only one of seven Laker numbers to be retired
    • Inducted to the NBA Hall of Fame in 2003

    James "Big Game" Worthy strides purposefully down the hardcourt and glancing over his left shoulder, ball held at the ready, he prepares to make his move.

    This 7 7/8 inches figure features a goggled "Big Game" James in his yellow Lakers uniform ready for action on a hardcourt custom base.

    Earl Monroe- "Earl the Pearl"

    Few people probably remember "Earl the Pearl" unless you were a fan in the 1970's.

    In his senior season at Winston-Salem State he averaged an amazing 41.5 points per game and winning a Division II title.

    After being traded to the New York Knicks in 1971 he teamed up with Walt Frazier to become one of the most successful backcourt teams in the NBA's history, deliverying the NBA Championships to the Knicks in 1973.

    Career Highlights

    • 1967 NCAA College Division "Player of the Year Award"
    • 1967/8 Season "Rookie of the Year Award"
    • Four times NBA All-Star
    • His number 15 jersey retired by the Knicks in 1986
    • Chosen as commisioner of the United States Basketball League in 1985
    • Enshrined in the NaismIth Memorial Hall of Fame in 1990
    • Selected as on of 50 players on the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996

    Standing 6 5/8 inches tall on a custom base "Earl the Pearl" dribbles the ball skillfully round his opponent in his white New York Knicks uniform looking for a team-mate to make his pass.

    David Robinson- The Admiral

    Despite being selected by San Antonio in the NBA 1987 Drafts he didn't debut in the NBA until the 1989/90 season due to his commitment to the Navy, hence his nickname "The Admiral", but he was certainly worth the wait.

    In his rookie season he set the NBA alight delivering the NBA's best single season turnaround in history against the Spurs, they were 21-61 the previous year but 56-26 with Robinson.

    Career Highlights

    • 10 times NBA All-Star
    • Only player in the NBA's history to win the Rebounding, Blocked Shots, and Scoring Titles, and Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and MVP IN A SEASON
    • One of only 4 players to record a quadruple double.Gold Medal in Basketball World Championships 1986
    • Member of the Dream Team at the Barcelona Olympics
    • Named one of 50 Greatest Players in the NBA
    • 4 times selected to the All-NBA Defensive First Team
    • 4 times selected to the All-NBA Defensive Second Team
    • 4 times selected to the All-NBA First Team
    • 2 times selected to the All-NBA Second Team
    • 4 times selected to the All-NBA Third Team
    • Twice NBA Champion
    • 1990 "Rookie of the Year Award"
    • 1992 NBA "Defensive Player of the Year Award"
    • 1995 NBA MVP
    • 2001 "NBA Sportsman of the Year Award"

    “The Admiral” measures 9 ¾ inches at top of head. Articulated at thighs. Includes ball and 6 5/8- by 4 1/8-inch hardcourt base.

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