‘Big Nate’ was great and he could shoot and rebound them straight for Golden State:Now he will be missed/Former Warriors center the late Nate Thurmond gone at age 74(RIP)

SAN FRANCISCO:Nate Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died TODAY/Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74.…..

Nate was right up there with Wilt Chamberlin, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul Jabbar/Lew Alcindor and all the ‘big men’ back in the day and at 6’11, the big man ‘Big Nate’ could play…

Thurmond averaged 15 points and 15 rebounds a game during his career and still holds the Golden State Warriors franchise records for career rebounds and minute played.

15 points and 15 rebounds per game for your entire career, almost unheard in the current era of professional basketball…Nate Thurmond is listed as on of the 50 all-time greats in the history of the National Basketball Association…

He recorded the first official quadruple double in NBA history as a Chicago Bull when he had 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocked shots against the Atlanta Hawks in 1974. He is one of only four players to grab more than 40 rebounds in a game….40 rebounds by one man in one game, you are not going to see that happen very often….Nate was great and he could shoot them and rebound them straight….

This sad news on the death of Nate Thurmond coming by way of the Charlotte Observer and you can read more on this when you CLICK HERE….