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Retired NBA Star-Harvey Catchings

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Today on the BeachLifestyle Radio Show, Host Neil Haley The Total Tutor will interview Retired NBA Star-Harvey Catchings!

HARVEY CATCHINGS

Harvey Catchings’ path to the NBA was less than conventional. But an 11-year career that included nine playoff appearances is proof that success is found when hard work and opportunity come together.

“I had decent skills and ability, but I always tried to keep getting better,” Catching said in reference to an NBA career in which he provided rebounding and defense as a big man for Philadelphia, New Jersey, Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Clippers. “Inevitably, at the end of training camp, I was still standing because I went out, worked hard and tried to make my teams better.”

The fact that Catchings had an NBA career that spanned more than a decade might seem like a minor miracle, considering he didn’t really play basketball in high school while growing up in Jackson, Miss. Instead, Catchings played the drums.

“I was a member of the band and was all-state on drums,” Catching said. “It was a wonderful experience, but it became kind of awkward when I kept growing. People started asking me if I was going to play basketball. Coaches asked me if I was going to play.”

So as a 6-foot-6 high school senior, Catchings gave basketball a try. But with extremely limited experience and abilities, his first shot at basketball was an air ball.

Harvey ended his career having played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1974-1978),Toronto Raptors (1978-1979), Milwaukee Bucks (1979-1984), and Los Angeles Clipper (1984-1985).

To find out more about Harvey Catchings, please visit:

http://www.legendsofbasketball.com/board/harvey-catchings/

 

For Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/catchha01.html

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