George Gervin was born April 27, 1952.
Gervin, nicknamed "Iceman," played 19 pro seasons of basketball and played in 12 All-Star Games (nine in the NBA, three in the ABA. He won the NBA scoring title four times, including a career-high average of 33.1 points in the 1979-80 season.
Gervin began his pro career in the ABA with the Virginia Squires (he was teammates with Julius Erving for one season), then went to the San Antonio Spurs where he spent most of his career.
His career scoring average in the NBA was 26.3 points.
He made the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.