Chris Mullin was born July 30, 1963.
Mullin was named New York State's "Mr. Basketball" and was recruited by legendary coach Lou Carnesecca to play at St. John's. He won Big East Player of the Year three times.
Mullin was selected seventh overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 1985 NBA draft. In his first three seasons with the Warriors he mostly played shooting guard, averaging more 15 points a game.
Don Nelson became the Warriors head coach in the 1988-89 season and shifted Mullin over to small forward, where he flourished. This began a five-year stretch which is easily considered the prime of his career. The high scoring run-and-gun trio of Mullin, Tim Hardaway, and Mitch Richmond were dubbed "Run TMC," and they turned the Warriors into a perennial playoff team. During this run, Mullin averaged at least 25 points a game in every season, made five consecutive All-Star appearances and earned All-NBA First Team in 1992.
Once Mullin reached 30, his play began to decline, and he struggled to stay healthy. Eventually he was traded to the Indiana Pacers for Erick Dampier and Duane Ferrell. After playing with the Pacers for three seasons, Mullin decided to return to Golden State for the 2000-01 season, which would be his last.
Mullin won two Olympic Gold Medals, one as a member of the 1992 "Dream Team".
He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011, and his number was retired by the Warriors.