World B. Free is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. In 1980, he was named an NBA All-Star. Some of the teams he played for include the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, and Houston Rockets. He also played in the American Basketball Association for the Miami Tropics in 1987. He also played in the United States Basketball League.

Player Profile and Personal Life

World B. Free, born Lloyd Bernard Free on December 9, 1953, in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. He stands 191 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 84 kg.

He grew up in Brownsville, New York. Before he turned 28 on December 8, 1981, he legally changed his name to World B. Free from Bernard Free.

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.91 m / 84 kg
Born 9 Dec 1953
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
Atlanta Eagles 1991
Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 1987 - 1988
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 1986 - 1987
Miami Tropics 1987
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 1982 - 1986
Golden State Warriors GSW 1980 - 1982
San Diego Clippers San Diego Clippers 1978 - 1980
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 1975 - 1978

High School and College Career

He attended the Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. Later, he played collegiate basketball for Guilford College from 1972 to 1975.

Professional Career

He was drafted into the NBA by the Philadelphia 76ers and was the 23rd overall pick of the draft in the second round. He played with the 76ers from 1975 to 1978. Later, he signed with the then-San Diego Clippers. In 1979, while with the Clippers, he was named to the All-NBA Second Team. In 1980, he was named an NBA All-Star.

From 1980 to 1982, he played for the Golden State Warriors, and from 1982 to 1986, he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He returned to the 76ers during the 1986-1987 season. In 1987, he played for the Miami Tropics.

From 1987 to 1988, he played for the Houston Rockets. He then retired from the NBA in 1988. In 1991, he returned and played again for the Atlanta Eagles in the USBL.

After his retirement, he worked as a director of player development for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Career Highlights

  • 1980 - NBA All-Star
  • 1979 - All-NBA Second Team
  • 1987 - USBL champion
  • 1987 - USBL Playoffs MVP

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