Nate “Tiny” Archibald Inducted in 1991

Player Inducted in 1991
Nate "Tiny" Archibald Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 1991
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Nathaniel "Tiny" Archibald was a playground legend but was cut from the varsity squad at DeWitt Clinton High School as a sophomore. He returned to the team as a junior. He grew into a high-school star, being named team captain and an All-City selection in 1966. Archibald enrolled at Arizona Western College, transferring to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) the following year. He had three standout seasons at El Paso, from 1967 to 1970 under Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins.

His professional career began with the Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City Kings (1970-1976), New York Nets (1976-1977), Boston Celtics (1978-1983), and Milwaukee Bucks (1983-1984). Archibald was an All-NBA First Team selection three times (1973, 1975, 1976) and an All-NBA Second Team selection two times (1972, 1981). A seven-time NBA All-Star Game selection (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, and 1982), he was named the 1981 NBA All-Star Game MVP. Archibald led the NBA in free throws made three times and free throw attempts twice. He competed in 876 professional games, scored 16,841 points (18.8 points per game), and dished out 6,476 assists. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. Nate Archibald was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991. In 2021, he was announced as part of the NBA's 75th-anniversary team. To commemorate the NBA's 75th Anniversary The Athletic ranked their top 75 players of all time and named Archibald as the 67th greatest player in NBA history. In 2023, Julius Erving listed Archibald as tenth in a personal list of the greatest basketball players of all time.