Fat Lever – the most underrated triple double threat in history

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| August 18th, 2015 | 8,636 Views

When was the last time you were talking about great NBA players and mentioned Fat Lever?  When was the last time you were talking about criminally underrated players and mentioned Fat Lever?  When was the last or first time you ever heard the name Lafayette “Fat” Lever?

The odds are the name of the 2x All-Star hasn’t ever came out of your mouth but if you want to talk about underrated players in NBA history and triple double threats, Fat should always be mentioned.  The 6’3 point guard averaged at least 19/8/8 for 3 consecutive seasons and often led his Nuggets in rebounding. When was the last time you heard about a point guard leading the team in rebounds? I’m not talking about barely breaking 10 either – Fat has had 20+ rebound games.

Just check out some of these fat stats from Fat.

  • (1987 vs Cavs) 20pts, 20rebs, 12asts, 6stls
  • (1987 vs Rockets) 22pts, 21rebs, 7asts
  • (1987 vs Nets) 21pts, 13rebs, 14asts, 8stls
  • (1986 vs Suns) 29pts, 17rebs, 9asts, 4stls
  • (1985 vs Pacers) 13pts, 15asts, 10stls
  • (1987 vs Mavs) 25pts, 19rebs, 13asts
  • (1988 vs Warriors) 15pts, 13rebs, 23asts, 5stls
  • (1987 vs Bulls) 31pts, 16rebs, 12asts, 6stls
  • (1986 vs Blazers) 30pts, 10rebs, 7asts, 5stls
  • (1986 vs Bucks) 25pts, 15rebs, 12asts
  • (1986 vs Bucks) 25pts, 15rebs, 12asts
  • (1988 vs Heat) 38pts, 12rebs, 7asts, 4stls

Undersized, underrated and unappreciated.

Until earlier in the year when the Nuggets honored him at a half-time show with a painting.

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