Former NBA players attend 2013 annual Knuckle Ball Gala – PHOTOS


Former NBA players John Egan, Ollie Taylor, and Major Jones have recently attended the annual 2013 Knuckle Ball Gala, NBRPA reported.

Egan, Taylor and Jones are all NBRPA (National Retired Players Association) members.

The gala featured athletes from across the country, coming together to pay tribute to former MLB All-Star, Joe Niekro, while raising funds to support brain aneurysm research, treatment and awareness.

John Egan played 11 seasons in the NBA for Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, San Diego Rockets, LA Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged career high 13 ppg and 5.4 apg during the 1963-64 season. Egan holds career averages of 7.8 ppg and 3.0 apg in 712 career NBA games.

Ollie Taylor played only in the ABA, from 1970 to 1974. He holds career averages of 9.7 ppg, appearing in 262 ABA games. Taylor averaged career high 13.7 ppg during the 1972-73 season.

Major Jones played 6 seasons in the NBA, 5 of them for the Houston Rockets. He averaged career high 5.7 ppg and 4.4 rpg for the team in 1982-83 season. Jones appeared in total of 374 NBA games, and holds career averages of 4.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg in 13.5 mpg.

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