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Nate "Tiny" Archibald: Silky Smooth


      Nathaniel Tiny Archibald played for the Royals, Kings, and of course the greatest sports franchise of all time the Boston Celtics. He was a willing and talented distributor and had a good midrange game, What made him super hard to guard was his quickness, speed, and shiftiness. He had the ability to drive by defenders and make them look silly. 

     In the 72/73 season he led the NBA in scoring and assists. He averaged 34 points a game and that's a record that stands for point guards. A record held by a true point guard! He's a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

     His talent on the floor helped the Celtics to the best record three straight years. He was a huge bench piece for them during the 78/79 season. In 81 he was the All Star MVP. In game 6 of the 1981 Finals he had 13 points and 12 assists to help quarterback the Celtics to the title. If he doesn't get hurt in 82 you could have penciled the Celtics in for another title.    

     Tiny is a part of the NBA's 50th Anniversary team. His commitment to New York's youth led to him being the player plenty of NBA players modeled their game after - greats like Kenny Anderson who also wore Green! How did Tiny become Tiny? Well, his dad was known as Big Tiny and that's how he is just Tiny! Tiny will always be remembered as a player who had a unique style and explosive drives and overall straight baller! 

      

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