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Orlando Woolridge Mix
Orlando Woolridge Mix
Published: 2009/07/10
Channel: maurixjames23
Orlando Woolridge Puts on His Own Slam Dunk Contest vs Clippers! Most Underrated Dunker Ever?
Orlando Woolridge Puts on His Own Slam Dunk Contest vs Clippers! Most Underrated Dunker Ever?
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: YouuToobe
Swiperboy - Big O Salute (Orlando Woolridge Tribute from his son)
Swiperboy - Big O Salute (Orlando Woolridge Tribute from his son)
Published: 2012/06/09
Channel: The SBYZ
Orlando Woolridge - 1984 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Orlando Woolridge - 1984 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Published: 2013/08/17
Channel: Ryan Van Dusen
Michael Jordan & Orlando Woolridge Torching Milwaukee Bucks ! (1984)
Michael Jordan & Orlando Woolridge Torching Milwaukee Bucks ! (1984)
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Oldskoolbball
Orlando Woolridge (30 points) vs Lakers (1985)
Orlando Woolridge (30 points) vs Lakers (1985)
Published: 2013/08/01
Channel: MarcelHollis
Orlando Woolridge Dead Basketball Player
Orlando Woolridge Dead Basketball Player
Published: 2012/06/01
Channel: DailyWorldwideNews
Orlando Woolridge Feature
Orlando Woolridge Feature
Published: 2012/09/29
Channel: Sports Highlights Guy Videos
Orlando Woolridge posterizes Stacy King and Will Perdue
Orlando Woolridge posterizes Stacy King and Will Perdue
Published: 2010/10/03
Channel: Ivan Marić
Orlando Woolridge (28pts/9rebs/6 Dunks) vs. Clippers (1985)
Orlando Woolridge (28pts/9rebs/6 Dunks) vs. Clippers (1985)
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: LamarMatic
Top 10 Former NBA Players who Died this Decade (2010 - 2017)
Top 10 Former NBA Players who Died this Decade (2010 - 2017)
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Basketball top 10s
Top 10 1991-1992 vol 5
Top 10 1991-1992 vol 5
Published: 2009/03/05
Channel: Pred21
RIP Jack Twyman and Orlando Woolridge
RIP Jack Twyman and Orlando Woolridge
Published: 2012/06/01
Channel: MICHAEL SOWELL
Orlando Woolridge was the show for the Sixers in 1994
Orlando Woolridge was the show for the Sixers in 1994
Published: 2012/04/08
Channel: Nba Madeira
Chick Hearn with Orlando Woolridge
Chick Hearn with Orlando Woolridge
Published: 2010/03/30
Channel: OldGoldenThroat
First Between the Legs Dunk (1984)
First Between the Legs Dunk (1984)
Published: 2011/07/08
Channel: Brick Bake
Benetton Basket : Orlando Wooldridge 1994 1995
Benetton Basket : Orlando Wooldridge 1994 1995
Published: 2009/02/23
Channel: Davide Giacometti
Orlando Woolridge 24 pts vs Knicks 84/85 season
Orlando Woolridge 24 pts vs Knicks 84/85 season
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Zarychta Highlights
Orlando Woolridge (33pts) vs. 76ers (1984)
Orlando Woolridge (33pts) vs. 76ers (1984)
Published: 2014/10/29
Channel: LamarMatic
Notre Dame Men
Notre Dame Men's Basketball - Coach Brey On Orlando Woolridge
Published: 2012/06/01
Channel: WatchND
Michael Jordan & Orlando Woolridge Torching Milwaukee Bucks ! (1984)
Michael Jordan & Orlando Woolridge Torching Milwaukee Bucks ! (1984)
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: Meqas Zaeoqn
Michael Jordan posterizing Orlando Woolridge 1990
Michael Jordan posterizing Orlando Woolridge 1990
Published: 2008/10/15
Channel: ervakova
Orlando Woolridge Scores his 10.000th Career Point ( Celtics vs Nuggets 1990)
Orlando Woolridge Scores his 10.000th Career Point ( Celtics vs Nuggets 1990)
Published: 2016/04/01
Channel: Hoops Madness
Michael Jordan In Your Face Dunk on Orlando Woolridge!
Michael Jordan In Your Face Dunk on Orlando Woolridge!
Published: 2015/08/10
Channel: Michael Jordan Archive
Orlando Woolridge Leftie Dunk Over Benoit Benjamin
Orlando Woolridge Leftie Dunk Over Benoit Benjamin
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: Retro Basketball Highlights
PONY City Wings Spud Webb Orlando Woolridge
PONY City Wings Spud Webb Orlando Woolridge
Published: 2012/05/06
Channel: sz9
Orlando Woolridge
Orlando Woolridge
Published: 2012/06/02
Channel: Juan fernandez
NBA 2K15 - Rookie LeBron James, Orlando Woolridge & Austin Carr - Ultimate Legends Roster - Upd. 42
NBA 2K15 - Rookie LeBron James, Orlando Woolridge & Austin Carr - Ultimate Legends Roster - Upd. 42
Published: 2015/02/24
Channel: Brian "FranchisePlay" Mazique - Sports & Video Games
The First Between-the-Legs Dunk in NBA History
The First Between-the-Legs Dunk in NBA History
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: Ryan Van Dusen
NBA 2K17 - Michael Jordan and Orlando Woolridge Highlights with 85-86 Bulls - NETBUSTERS - PC MOD
NBA 2K17 - Michael Jordan and Orlando Woolridge Highlights with 85-86 Bulls - NETBUSTERS - PC MOD
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: Dee4Three
Barkley & Woolridge
Barkley & Woolridge
Published: 2012/11/14
Channel: keith fujimoto
Pistons Orlando Woolridge Dunk Mix
Pistons Orlando Woolridge Dunk Mix
Published: 2011/06/26
Channel: Nba Madeira
Orlando Woolridge 29 pts 10 rebs 3 asts vs Bulls 24.11.1990
Orlando Woolridge 29 pts 10 rebs 3 asts vs Bulls 24.11.1990
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Zarychta Highlights
Orlando Woolridge/Chick Hearn Interview (4-21-1990)
Orlando Woolridge/Chick Hearn Interview (4-21-1990)
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: Retro Basketball Highlights
Orlando Woolridge
Orlando Woolridge's: the first Rider ever
Published: 2008/07/02
Channel: TheReemix01
David Robinson (43p) vs Orlando Woolridge (37p) - Highlights 11/7/1990
David Robinson (43p) vs Orlando Woolridge (37p) - Highlights 11/7/1990
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: MaalDweb
R.I.P.
R.I.P. 'O' Orlando Woolridge
Published: 2012/06/03
Channel: DoubleStar32
Michael Jordan Amazing Hang Time Block on Orlando Woolridge!
Michael Jordan Amazing Hang Time Block on Orlando Woolridge!
Published: 2015/08/04
Channel: Michael Jordan Archive
Orlando Woolridge (31pts/12rebs) vs. Pacers (1985)
Orlando Woolridge (31pts/12rebs) vs. Pacers (1985)
Published: 2017/02/18
Channel: LamarMatic
R.I.P.
R.I.P. 'O' Orlando Woolridge
Published: 2012/06/03
Channel: DoubleStar32
Orlando Woolridge 29 pts 8 rebs vs Bucks 27.10.1984
Orlando Woolridge 29 pts 8 rebs vs Bucks 27.10.1984
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: Zarychta Highlights
NBA 2k16 Orlando Woolridge  (Bulls)
NBA 2k16 Orlando Woolridge (Bulls)
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: King Allen
Orlando Woolridge (31pts) vs Detroit Pistons (1985)
Orlando Woolridge (31pts) vs Detroit Pistons (1985)
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: MarcelHollis
Orlando Woolridge RIP
Orlando Woolridge RIP
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: RATFILM
Orlando Woolridge - 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Orlando Woolridge - 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Published: 2013/09/05
Channel: Ryan Van Dusen
Orlando Woolridge Posterizes Bill Walton & Rory White (1984)
Orlando Woolridge Posterizes Bill Walton & Rory White (1984)
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: LamarMatic
Orlando Woolridge Highlight Plays vs. Cavs (1993)
Orlando Woolridge Highlight Plays vs. Cavs (1993)
Published: 2010/10/27
Channel: LamarMatic
Scottie Pippen dunks on Orlando Woolridge and the Detroit Pistons!!!
Scottie Pippen dunks on Orlando Woolridge and the Detroit Pistons!!!
Published: 2015/02/27
Channel: SportsMania Then&Now
1984 NBA Slam Dunk Competition
1984 NBA Slam Dunk Competition
Published: 2007/03/03
Channel: dunkers23
James Edwards Dunks Over Two Lakers at Once
James Edwards Dunks Over Two Lakers at Once
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Ryan Van Dusen
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Orlando Woolridge
Orlando Woolridge.jpg
Woolridge during his tenure coaching the Los Angeles Sparks
Personal information
Born (1959-12-16)December 16, 1959
Bernice, Louisiana
Died May 31, 2012(2012-05-31) (aged 52)
Mansfield, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Mansfield (Mansfield, Louisiana)
College Notre Dame (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1981–1996
Position Small forward
Number 0, 6
Career history
As player:
19811986 Chicago Bulls
19861988 New Jersey Nets
19881990 Los Angeles Lakers
1990–1991 Denver Nuggets
19911993 Detroit Pistons
1993 Milwaukee Bucks
1993–1994 Philadelphia 76ers
1994–1995 Benetton Treviso
1995–1996 Buckler Bologna
As coach:
19981999 Los Angeles Sparks
2007–2008 Houston Takers
2008–2009 Arizona Rhinos
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 13,623 (16.0 ppg)
Rebounds 3,696 (4.3 rpg)
Assists 1,609 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Orlando Vernada Woolridge (December 16, 1959 – May 31, 2012) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1981 to 1994. He was known for his scoring ability, especially on slam dunks.

Early life and education[edit]

Woolridge was born in Bernice, Louisiana, a town dependent on the lumber industry. After attending local schools, he went to the University of Notre Dame, where he played collegiate basketball. He played in the Final Four in 1978 as a freshman with teammate Bill Laimbeer (the two would later reunite as teammates of the Detroit Pistons during the 1990s).

Woolridge started every game as a college sophomore, junior and senior. Woolridge helped guide Notre Dame to NCAA tournament appearances in 1980 and 1981. As an All-American senior in 1981, Woolridge made a last-second fall-away jumper to beat the eventual NBA Hall of Famer, Ralph Sampson and #1 Virginia to end their 28-game winning streak.[1] Throughout his collegiate career, he averaged 10.6 points, five rebounds, 1.2 assists per game and shot just under 60% from the field.[2]

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

Woolridge was selected sixth in the 1981 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls, where he played for his first five seasons. Woolridge made his NBA debut on November 7, 1981.[2] Woolridge was named NBA Player of the week on December 9, 1984.[3] During the 1984–85 season, Woolridge averaged 22.9 points/game and combined with rookie teammate Michael Jordan to average over 51 points/game. Prior to the Jordan era, Woolridge was one of the Chicago Bulls' marquee players along with Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore, Reggie Theus and David Greenwood. At 6'9" 215 lbs, Woolridge was one of the most gifted dunkers in professional basketball.[4] Woolridge was also one of the original alley-oop artists.[5] Woolridge competed in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1984 and 1985, surpassing the scores of Clyde Drexler and Michael Cooper. Woolridge led the Chicago Bulls in scoring in 1986 and was the last player to lead in scoring before Jordan took over.[5] While unstoppable on the open court, his one-dimensional play did not complement Jordan's skills.

He moved on to sign with the New Jersey Nets as a veteran free-agent on October 2, 1986[2] for the 1986–87 season, in which he averaged 20.7 points/game. After playing 19 games during the 1987–88 season, Woolridge was suspended by the league for violation of the league substance abuse policy.[6]

On August 10, 1988,[2] he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers, who were looking for a scorer off the bench.[7] "I just love it when we go up in the transition game, up and down the court, Magic (Johnson) looking for the open guy ... That's the way I love playing," said Woolridge about teammate Magic Johnson and the Lakers shortly after joining the team.[4] Woolridge averaged 11 points per game in two seasons and provided the Lakers consistent bench scoring around the basket. His 55.6% field goal percentage during the 1989–90 season ranked fifth in the league.[8]

Woolridge was traded for two second-round draft picks to the Denver Nuggets, which started playing an unusual hurry-up offense under head coach Paul Westhead in 1990–91. The prolific offense resulted in Woolridge's averaging 25.1 points/game and a career high 6.8 rebounds/game, but did not result in many team wins. Through most of the season until December, Woolridge led the NBA in scoring. That month, he was sidelined after eye surgery due to a detached retina during a game collision. He was third in the league averaging 29.0 points at the time.[9]

After his only season in Denver, Woolridge played with the Detroit Pistons the entire 1991–1992 season. He split the 1992–1993 season between Detroit and the Milwaukee Bucks, and finished his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers (1993–1994). He held NBA career averages of 16.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

Europe[edit]

He played professionally in Italy with the Italian League club Benetton Treviso (won the 1994–95 FIBA European Cup and the Italian Cup under Mike D'Antoni) and Buckler Bologna (1995–96) (won the Italian Supercup).

Coaching and later years[edit]

After retiring as a player, Woolridge coached the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA in 1998 and 1999. Woolridge later coached the Arizona Rhinos of the ABA, from 2008 to 2009.

Family[edit]

Woolridge's son, Renaldo, studies at the University of Southern California and played for the Trojans basketball team while completing his master's degree.[10] Before attending USC, Woolridge attended the University of Tennessee for four years, earning his undergraduate degree while playing for the Volunteers basketball team.

Woolridge was a cousin to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Willis Reed.[11]

Death[edit]

After a long battle with heart disease, Woolridge died on May 31, 2012 at his parents' home in Mansfield, Louisiana.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Notre Dame Basketball Player Orlando Woolridge Dies At Age 52". Notre Dame Athletics. CBS Interactive. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/woolror01.html
  3. ^ http://stats.nba.com/playerProfile.html?PlayerID=78615
  4. ^ a b "Ex-NBA player Orlando Woolridge dead at 52". USA Today. Associated Press. June 1, 2012. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/Orlando-Woolridge-dies-age-52-NBA-first-round-pick-out-of-Notre-Dame-060112?OCID=MSNNWS
  6. ^ "NBA suspends Woolridge for admitted drug problem". The Galveston Daily News. Galveston, TX. AP. February 24, 1988. Retrieved October 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Edes, Gordon (August 10, 1988). "Lakers to Announce Signing Today of Free Agent Orlando Woolridge". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ Medina, Mark (June 1, 2012). "Former Laker Orlando Woolridge dies". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nuggets' Woolridge Has Surgery for Detached Retina in Right Eye". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. December 22, 1990. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Renaldo Woolridge signs with USC". 
  11. ^ Baker, Chris (1 March 1988). "Clippers to Play Willis Reed's Nets in New Jersey". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Former NBA player dies in parents' Mansfield home". Shreveport Times. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 

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