Bo Outlaw aka “King of the Summer League” Tribute

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Charles Outlaw

Very few NBA players have done so much with “so little” as Bo Outlaw. Undersized at 6’8″ and equipped with one of the worst looking shots in NBA history, the undrafted center played a decade in the league and played every second of every game as if it was the final minute of a Game 7.

The only thing more awesome than his hustle was his humor. With an infectious smile, he always looked like he was having fun on the court. The biggest smile he put on my face came on April 17th of 1998, when a reporter asked him about his only triple-double of 25 points, 13 rebound and 10 assists; Bo replied, “What’s that, some kind of hamburger?”

The only thing more baffling for the hamburger-maker with career-high averages of 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in the NBA was his dominating performances during the Southern California Summer League, where he is known as “The King of the Summer League” and a SPL Champion as a member of the NBA Pros team. He had a hamburger with 13/16/10 in one game, 42 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 blocks in another and a 45-point, 9 rebound and 6 block shot game in another.

Bo knows!


2 Replies to “Bo Outlaw aka “King of the Summer League” Tribute”

  1. I’m sure no one will read this comment, but I was in Long Beach for the SCPL at the Pyramid. Bo would sit on the bleachers they had set up by one of the baselines all day long watching games and people would come up and talk to him like he owned the place. He truly was the King of SCPL. Well, until the featured game on the first night and Kobe showed up.

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