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Tom Chambers | NBA Mix | Fieldz
Tom Chambers | NBA Mix | Fieldz
Published: 2016/01/31
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NBA Dunk - Tom Chambers vs. Knicks
NBA Dunk - Tom Chambers vs. Knicks
Published: 2006/09/30
Channel: monocrater
Tom Chambers - 1987 NBA All-Star Game MVP
Tom Chambers - 1987 NBA All-Star Game MVP
Published: 2007/12/11
Channel: monocrater
Tom Chambers Scores a Suns Record 60 Points
Tom Chambers Scores a Suns Record 60 Points
Published: 2012/06/01
Channel: Suns
Tom Chambers dunk over Mark Jackson: The Story
Tom Chambers dunk over Mark Jackson: The Story
Published: 2011/07/16
Channel: Brick Bake
Huge Tom Chambers dunk
Huge Tom Chambers dunk
Published: 2008/08/12
Channel: Jean-Sebastien Blondel
Tom Chambers - Jazz vs Suns - 11/2/90 (Tokyo, Japan)
Tom Chambers - Jazz vs Suns - 11/2/90 (Tokyo, Japan)
Published: 2016/01/18
Channel: EKH111
1989/90 (January 28) Phoenix Suns @ Boston Celtics - Tom Chambers 40 Points
1989/90 (January 28) Phoenix Suns @ Boston Celtics - Tom Chambers 40 Points
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: Karol K
Ode to Tom Chambers
Ode to Tom Chambers
Published: 2008/04/17
Channel: joecorr87 TF
Tom Chambers 40 Points Highlights @ Boston Celtics 1990 (January 28)
Tom Chambers 40 Points Highlights @ Boston Celtics 1990 (January 28)
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Karol K
27.01.1989. – Knicks@Suns: Tom Chambers vs Patrick Ewing, Chambers Legendary Dunk On Mark Jackson
27.01.1989. – Knicks@Suns: Tom Chambers vs Patrick Ewing, Chambers Legendary Dunk On Mark Jackson
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: Larry Legend
Tom Chambers Dunks On Entire Boston Celtics Team
Tom Chambers Dunks On Entire Boston Celtics Team
Published: 2009/11/17
Channel: OnTheWood
NBA legend Tom Chambers playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1996
NBA legend Tom Chambers playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1996
Published: 2012/04/05
Channel: FIBAStars
Tom Chambers 2009 NBA Comeback Pt. 1
Tom Chambers 2009 NBA Comeback Pt. 1
Published: 2008/12/08
Channel: monocrater
Tom Chambers - Career MiX (HD)
Tom Chambers - Career MiX (HD)
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: Alexander Starostin
Tom Chambers posterizes Mark Jackson
Tom Chambers posterizes Mark Jackson
Published: 2007/01/25
Channel: sikatriz2
Tom Chambers 24/9/4 vs. Rockets (1987 Game 1 WCSF)
Tom Chambers 24/9/4 vs. Rockets (1987 Game 1 WCSF)
Published: 2015/08/17
Channel: lolwuttermelons
NBA Dunk - Tom Chambers - Reverse Alley Oop
NBA Dunk - Tom Chambers - Reverse Alley Oop
Published: 2006/09/29
Channel: monocrater
NBA Dunk - Tom Chambers vs. Lakers
NBA Dunk - Tom Chambers vs. Lakers
Published: 2006/09/30
Channel: monocrater
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Andrew's Best Tom Chambers Dunk (NBA 2K16)
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: Ironstein!
Tom Chambers NBA - CBS Sports Featurette
Tom Chambers NBA - CBS Sports Featurette
Published: 2007/12/11
Channel: monocrater
Tom Chambers Scores 20,000th NBA Point
Tom Chambers Scores 20,000th NBA Point
Published: 2007/12/11
Channel: monocrater
NBA Dunk - Tom Chambers vs. Bulls
NBA Dunk - Tom Chambers vs. Bulls
Published: 2006/09/30
Channel: monocrater
Tom Chambers Windmill Dunk 1987
Tom Chambers Windmill Dunk 1987
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: Pro Hoops Daily
Tom Chambers on the Utah Jazz 2016 offseason
Tom Chambers on the Utah Jazz 2016 offseason
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: KSL Sports
The Tom Chambers Double Pump Dunk of DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
The Tom Chambers Double Pump Dunk of DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
Published: 2009/08/12
Channel: cvmh777
Good old Mark Jackson is reminded by his TV crew
Good old Mark Jackson is reminded by his TV crew
Published: 2010/08/24
Channel: Crveni17
Tom Chambers legendary dunk
Tom Chambers legendary dunk
Published: 2007/03/19
Channel: Gamerz4Life
Tom Chambers Profile
Tom Chambers Profile
Published: 2016/06/13
Channel: Noah Friedman
Tom Chambers monster dunk on Larry Bird - 1990 Suns @ Celtics
Tom Chambers monster dunk on Larry Bird - 1990 Suns @ Celtics
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: Karol K
1987 NBA All-Star Game 30-Year Anniversary
1987 NBA All-Star Game 30-Year Anniversary
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: NBA
Tom Chambers amazing dunk
Tom Chambers amazing dunk
Published: 2012/02/08
Channel: TheAlassondro
tom chambers dunk compilation
tom chambers dunk compilation
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: AllHoops101 101
Dunks - Tom Chambers NBA
Dunks - Tom Chambers NBA
Published: 2006/09/29
Channel: monocrater
Tom Chambers - 1987 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Tom Chambers - 1987 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Published: 2013/10/14
Channel: Ryan Van Dusen
Tom Chambers airballs 3 jazz-houston 94 playoffs
Tom Chambers airballs 3 jazz-houston 94 playoffs
Published: 2012/07/01
Channel: memoismoney
Tom Chambers NBA - Foot Locker Ad 1990
Tom Chambers NBA - Foot Locker Ad 1990
Published: 2007/12/11
Channel: monocrater
Tom Chambers 2009 NBA Comeback Pt. 2
Tom Chambers 2009 NBA Comeback Pt. 2
Published: 2008/12/08
Channel: monocrater
Chambers.....He blew the stuff!!!
Chambers.....He blew the stuff!!!
Published: 2011/07/10
Channel: northsidecubbie
Phoenix Suns - Tom Chambers Drops 60 points!
Phoenix Suns - Tom Chambers Drops 60 points!
Published: 2008/09/01
Channel: monocrater
NBA 10 White Guys Dunks
NBA 10 White Guys Dunks
Published: 2015/06/03
Channel: AllBasketball
Dunk Battle - Brent Duncan v Tom Chambers
Dunk Battle - Brent Duncan v Tom Chambers
Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: MrXXLERATE
Tom Chambers dunks for Utah Jazz
Tom Chambers dunks for Utah Jazz
Published: 2014/01/23
Channel: NBA-DUNK
Tom Chambers - 1990 NBA All-Star Intro
Tom Chambers - 1990 NBA All-Star Intro
Published: 2007/12/11
Channel: monocrater
What did Tom Chambers say?
What did Tom Chambers say?
Published: 2013/10/31
Channel: azdjoe
Tom Chambers - NBA Dunks
Tom Chambers - NBA Dunks
Published: 2007/12/11
Channel: monocrater
Tom Chambers Dunk-A-Thon
Tom Chambers Dunk-A-Thon
Published: 2010/02/09
Channel: Voshempa
Comparing Two of the Best Dunks in Basketball History
Comparing Two of the Best Dunks in Basketball History
Published: 2015/03/07
Channel: SPG HD
Basketball Card Fleer Tom Chambers
Basketball Card Fleer Tom Chambers
Published: 2014/09/29
Channel: behorn60
Tom Chambers Dunkfest
Tom Chambers Dunkfest
Published: 2007/09/15
Channel: chicoman98
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Tom Chambers
Personal information
Born (1959-06-21) June 21, 1959 (age 58)
Ogden, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Fairview (Boulder, Colorado)
College Utah (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the San Diego Clippers
Playing career 1981–1997
Position Power forward
Number 22, 24, 42, 25
Career history
19811983 San Diego Clippers
19831988 Seattle SuperSonics
19881993 Phoenix Suns
19931995 Utah Jazz
1995–1996 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1997 Charlotte Hornets
1997 Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 20,049 (18.1 ppg)
Rebounds 6,703 (6.1 rpg)
Assists 2,283 (2.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Thomas Doane Chambers (born June 21, 1959) is an American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Known for his strong shooting and high-flying dunks, Chambers played professionally from 1981 to 1997. At 6'10", he played at the power forward position as a professional, and was selected to four NBA All-Star Games as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics and the Phoenix Suns.

Chambers is the only eligible player not in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with 20,000 or more career points.

High school basketball career[edit]

He starred at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado. Hailing from an athletic family, Chambers was a promising 6-2 guard at the end of his sophomore year. Suddenly, he grew six inches during the next six months. As a junior, teammates marveled that he had not lost any coordination with that growth.[1] A broken wrist as a senior forced him to use his left hand more, improving his game. An all-Colorado high school player, he was hotly recruited and enrolled at Utah.

College basketball career[edit]

At Utah, Chambers played center with star forward Danny Vranes. The two led successful teams in the Western Athletic Conference. He ran the floor well and had good shooting range. At the NBA level as he would not likely remain a center, but the-then San Diego Clippers took a gamble on Chambers in the 1981 NBA draft, taking him eighth overall.

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Clippers[edit]

Chambers was drafted by the San Diego Clippers with the eighth pick of the 1981 NBA draft. A college center, he began to spend time at forward for the first time. On the injury-riddled young Clippers roster his rookie year, Chambers ended up the team's top scorer at 17.2 points per game, and he made 52.5% of his shots.

The following year, the team drafted Terry Cummings, and the club felt it had to choose between the two young prospects. Seattle made him the target of a multi-player deal in August, 1983.

Seattle SuperSonics[edit]

Teaming with center Jack Sikma and guard Gus Williams, Chambers became a key piece to a winning team in his third NBA season. He played all 82 games and averaged 18.1 points per game.

The following year, though, Williams was traded, and the point guard who emerged was Gerald Henderson. After posting a team-high 21.5 points per game the season before, Chambers fell to third-most on the team in shot attempts, taking 28 shots more than Henderson that season. He still led the team at 18.5 points per game, but felt he was being passed around in the offense.

1986–87, however, was a big season for Chambers. Rookie Nate McMillan took over Henderson's spot and Chambers became one of three key scorers for the Sonics. He posted 23.3 points per game to reach All-Star status for the first time. Chambers hit 85% of 630 free throw tries that season. He also again played all 82 games.

He was the star of the 1987 NBA All-Star Game, played in Seattle. He scored 34 points on 13 of 25 shooting and was named Game's Most Valuable Player.

Phoenix Suns[edit]

An avid hunter and horseback rider, Chambers had no interest in playing outside of his native West. He accepted a then-very pricey offer to join the Phoenix Suns in June, 1988. Seattle declined to match the offer. His next three All-Star appearances would be as a Sun, the team he still works for today.

In Phoenix coach Cotton Fitzsimmons expected Chambers to shoot the ball. In 1988–89 Chambers posted 25.7 points per game, In 1989–90 his total rose to 27.2 points per game. Just as his scoring hit new highs his team also won. Each season the team reached the Western Conference Finals as well. Point guard, Kevin Johnson, was the passer Chambers had long-awaited and the duo became an outstanding NBA tandem for Phoenix.

Former Seattle teammate, Xavier McDaniel, joined the team in 1990–91, and the now 31-year-old Chambers again accepted a more team-oriented role for the Suns. His scoring, and the team's success, declined. He had been twice named All-NBA Second Team, but now just tried to fit in.

In 1992–93, the fifth and final season in Phoenix, Charles Barkley arrived to give the team the rebounder the team had long needed to truly contend. The now 33-year-old Chambers accepted a role as Sixth Man, while Barkley and Dan Majerle were the team's key scorers.

Utah Jazz[edit]

Chambers still felt he had more to contribute, and accepted an offer to join the Utah Jazz in August, 1993. He would back up star Karl Malone, and re-team with Jeff Hornacek from the Suns. The Jazz improved immediately and made it to the 1994 Western Conference Finals. Now age 35, Chambers had one more year to give before ending his first stint in the NBA as a 20,024 point NBA scorer.

Israel[edit]

Chambers joined Maccabi Tel Aviv for a season of play in Israel. Largely used up as a back-up player, the 1995–96 season there was considered to be his last altogether.

Last season[edit]

After his stint in Israel, Chambers decided to reunite with the Phoenix Suns for one more season. However, before playing a single game in his second stint there, he would be traded to the Charlotte Hornets. He'd play with the Hornets for twelve games before being waived altogether. Chambers would, however, continue to play for one more game, this time with the Philadelphia 76ers, in the late April during the 1996-97 regular season before finally retiring altogether. In his last game of his career, he'd record 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals for the 76ers against the Cleveland Cavaliers in his only appearance with the team.

Player profile[edit]

Chambers appeared in sixteen total NBA seasons as a member of the San Diego Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, and Philadelphia 76ers.[2] Chambers scored 20,049 total points in the NBA for a career average of 18.1 points per game. His career high was a 60-point performance with the Suns against the Sonics on March 24, 1990.[3] He appeared in four NBA All-Star Games during his career (1987, 1989, 1990, and 1991), earning game MVP honors in 1987 after scoring 34 points. He also played in the 1993 NBA Finals as a member of the Suns, but his team lost to the Chicago Bulls.[2]

In August 2014 Chambers became the only 20,000-point scorer not in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame among eligible players, following the induction of Mitch Richmond (20,797 points). Chambers said there were other players in his era who did "similar things", but he did not expect to be voted in.[4]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1981–82 San Diego 81 58 33.1 .525 .000 .620 6.9 1.8 0.7 0.6 17.2
1982–83 San Diego 79 79 33.7 .472 .000 .723 6.6 2.4 1.0 0.7 17.6
1983–84 Seattle 82 44 31.3 .499 .000 .800 6.5 1.6 0.6 0.6 18.1
1984–85 Seattle 81 60 36.1 .483 .273 .832 7.1 2.6 0.9 0.7 21.5
1985–86 Seattle 66 26 30.6 .466 .271 .836 6.5 2.0 0.8 0.6 18.5
1986–87 Seattle 82 82 36.8 .456 .372 .849 6.6 3.0 1.0 0.6 23.3
1987–88 Seattle 82 82 32.7 .448 .303 .807 6.0 2.6 1.1 0.6 20.4
1988–89 Phoenix 81 81 37.1 .471 .326 .851 8.4 2.9 1.1 0.7 25.7
1989–90 Phoenix 81 81 37.6 .501 .279 .861 7.0 2.3 1.1 0.6 27.2
1990–91 Phoenix 76 75 32.6 .437 .274 .826 6.4 2.6 0.9 0.7 19.9
1991–92 Phoenix 69 66 28.2 .431 .367 .830 5.8 2.1 0.8 0.5 16.3
1992–93 Phoenix 73 0 23.6 .447 .393 .837 4.7 1.4 0.6 0.3 12.2
1993–94 Utah 80 0 23.0 .440 .311 .786 4.1 1.0 0.5 0.4 11.2
1994–95 Utah 80 4 15.3 .457 .167 .807 2.6 0.9 0.3 0.4 6.2
1996–97 Charlotte 12 5 6.9 .226 .667 .750 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.0 1.6
1997–98 Philadelphia 1 0 10.0 1.000 1.000 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 6.0
Career 1,107 734 30.6 .468 .307 .807 6.1 2.1 0.8 0.6 18.1
All-Star 4 1 21.0 .518 .400 .773 4.0 1.3 1.5 0.0 19.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1984 Seattle 5 38.2 .475 .000 .667 6.6 1.6 1.0 0.6 13.6
1987 Seattle 14 14 35.6 .449 .333 .808 6.4 2.3 0.9 0.9 23.0
1988 Seattle 5 5 33.6 .549 .000 .829 6.2 2.2 0.6 0.2 25.8
1989 Phoenix 12 12 41.3 .459 .409 .859 10.9 3.8 1.1 1.3 26.0
1990 Phoenix 16 16 38.3 .425 .263 .879 6.7 1.9 0.4 0.4 22.2
1991 Phoenix 4 4 35.5 .409 .000 .737 5.8 2.5 1.8 1.3 17.0
1992 Phoenix 7 0 27.7 .459 .571 .844 4.4 2.7 0.3 0.7 15.6
1993 Phoenix 24 1 15.7 .388 .400 .815 2.7 0.5 0.3 0.4 7.3
1994 Utah 16 0 20.3 .361 .000 .793 2.8 0.8 0.3 0.6 5.8
1995 Utah 5 0 12.0 .500 .333 .692 2.6 0.4 0.4 0.0 6.4
Career 108 52 28.3 .440 .303 .827 5.3 1.7 0.6 0.6 15.4

Legacy[edit]

Chambers was inducted into the Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor in April 1999, and became the first inductee since the Ring of Honor was installed at the then-America West Arena (now Talking Stick Resort Arena). As part of the induction ceremony, he received a bronze statue by artist Sam Wickey recreating his 1989 dunk over the New York Knicks guard Mark Jackson.[5]

Personal life[edit]

After his playing career ended, Chambers bought a ranch in North Ogden for himself and family which became known as Shooting Star Ranch. Soon after, he became a community relations representative for the Suns, sold his ranch in Ogden, and moved to Arizona permanently. He now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his family. He also won a Rocky Mountain Emmy alongside senior editor Tommy Arguelles for their work on the "Sunderella Suns", a film commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1975-76 Phoenix Suns season and the impact that season had on the state of Arizona as a whole.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Norm (February 25, 1990), "Colorado's All Time Top Prep Star? Tom Chambers – By A Spurt", The Seattle Times 
  2. ^ a b "Chambers, Tom." 2005–06 Official NBA Player Register. 2005. 338–339.
  3. ^ "Single Game Bests: Points". 2006–2007 Official NBA Guide. 2006. 167.
  4. ^ Coro, Paul (August 18, 2014). "Former Suns star Tom Chambers heads 'famous' list". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2015-02-10. 
  5. ^ Gilmartin, Joe (April 22, 1999). "Suns Honor Chambers". Phoenix Suns. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  6. ^ http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/10/10/marquese-chriss-comfortable-preseason-phoenix-suns-impact/91878622/

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