Recent searches (0)
At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents.
We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it’s important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.
Kidadl provides inspiration to entertain and educate your children. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.
Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong.
Elvin Hayes, also known as the Big E, is a retired basketball player who has shaped Washington history into a most successful era.
Elvin Ernest Hayes has worked as a radio analyst for the University of Houston. Hayes has prowess in both offensive and defensive positions and has built a reputation as the best power forwards in the history of the NBA.
Hayes' record is excellent for someone who never wanted to make a career in sports, particularly basketball. In his career from 1968-1984, Elvin Hayes scored 27,313 points, 16,279 rebounds, and blocks 1,171.
He played for San Diego/Houston Rockets from 1968-1972, Baltimore/Washington Bullets/Capital from 1972-1981, and Houston Rockets from 1981-1984. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. Elvin Hayes led the Bullets to three NBA finals and one NBA championship with his impeccable defensive rebounds.
Elvin Hayes' net worth is estimated at $6 million.
Details on his annual income are unavailable.
Elvin Hayes is 6 ft 9 in (205 cm) tall.
Elvin Hayes is 77 years old and was born on November 17, 1945.
On November 17, 1945, Elvin Hayes was born in Rayville, Louisiana, to Christopher Hayes and Savannah Hayes. Elvin Hayes was raised in poverty as her parents were cotton mill laborers in impoverished settlements of Lousiana.
He was a student at Britton High School and became an accidental basketball player under the tutelage of John Calvin, who played an essential role in navigating Elvin from baseball to basketball.
Initially, Elvin was mocked mercilessly for clumsily dribbling and shooting, but Hayes was a hard worker and practiced all summer to perfect his famous turnaround move.
Seeing Houston's university offer to be a leap away from poverty, Elvin Hayes accepted the offer and became the first African American athlete at the school. Hayes gives credit to his coaches at the university for helping him overcome 18 years of hatred, and Guy Lewis treated him like a family who helped him build trust around the white people.
Elvin hayes married Erna Livingston on March 29, 1967, and has four kids with her.
In 1963-64 Elvin hayes led his high school to the state championship with an average of 35 points during the regular season.
In the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, Elvin guided his team to the semifinals but lost to Oregon State Beavers.
However, in 1967, Hayes reached the finals of the same tournament and lost to the UCLA Bruins, who had Lew Alcindor now (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) as their main feature.
However, learning from past tournament mistakes, the Hayes team defeated the UCLA Bruins, ruined their reputation of 47 winning streak games, and created history. This game was referred to as 'The Game Of the Century'. Elvin hayes wins the title of 'The Sporting News College Basketball Player of the Year'.
After leaving college, Elvin Hayes was taken by Houston Mavericks and San Diego Rockets, respectively.
In 1972, Hayes was traded to Baltimore Bullets for Jack Marin.
Elvin's experience at the Baltimore was great, where he got to be a part of the team of winners and shared the burden of victory with Mike Riordan, Archie Clark, Unseld, and Chenier.
Baltimore's coach Shue realized Elvin Hayes' potential as a power-forwarded and used his talent as a master turnaround jumper to the team's advantage.
Another important reason for Hayes' success is his durability, allowing him to play 1,303 games out of 1,312.
In 1983-84, Elvin Hayes finally retired after his 16th NBA season and returned to the University of Houston to complete his education. After two and a half years of labor, Elvin Hayes obtained a degree in recreation and speech, became a cattle rancher in Texas, and bought a car dealership in Houston.
Elvin Hayes became a basketball player by accident; even then, he worked hard and became the best power forwards in the basketball game NBA.
HIs famous turnaround jumper move and aggressive defense made the star player part of NBA record books. His record of 16 years registered nine defeats, which is extremely impressive. He ranks fifth in the all-time list of games and has 50,000 minutes in his repertoire, making him third in the played minutes.
Besides Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Karl Malone, Micheal Jordan, Shaquille O'Neil, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kobe Bryant, Moses Malone, Elvin scored 27,313, the highest in the history of the NBA.
Elvin Hayes fans immensely love his dominating style and off-the-court persona. However, his teammates and coaches feel the exact opposite around him. Some also label him as having Jekyll and Hyde personalities.
A Washington bullets trainer John Lally once told the Washington Post that sometimes being around him can be like Chinese water torture.
Elvin Hayes has been bestowed with a number of awards and titles.
In 1990, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame elected Elvin Hayes to be a part of it. Elvin Hayes is part of the Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary team and 75th Anniversary team, Sporting News Player of the Year in 1968, Associated Press Player of the year in 1968, UPI Player of the Year in 1968, and NBA Scoring Champion in 1969.
NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1969. NBA rebounding Champion in 1970 and 1974, NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 1974 and 1975, All-NBA Second Team in 1973, 1974, 1976, All NBA First Team 1975, 1977, and 1979, NBA All-Star from 1969-1980, No 44 retired by Houston.
Read The Disclaimer
Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.
We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.
Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.
We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.
Remember that you can always manage your preferences or unsubscribe through the link at the foot of each newsletter.