Elden Campbell is a retired professional basketball player from the U.S. He was active in the National Basketball Association (NBA), having played for several teams as a power forward and center for 15 years.

People know Campbell by many names. His peers often call him “Big E” or “Easy.” He also earned the nickname “The Janitor” thanks to his work ethic. Campbell is famous for his shot-blocking ability, along with his sportsmanship and class. He was a highly dedicated player to the point many people also call him “The Elder” Campbell.

Playing Career

Campbell spent his high school years at the Morningside High School in Inglewood, California. His official amateur career as a basketball player started at Clemson University, where he played college basketball. He played college basketball at Clemson for four years, averaging 15.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game.

Position Center
Height / weight 2.7 m / 127 kg
Born Jul 23, 1968
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Big E
Team History
New Jersey Nets New Jersey Nets 2005
Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 2003 - 2005
Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 2005
Seattle SuperSonics Seattle SuperSonics 2003
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 1999 - 2002
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 1990 - 1999


Los Angeles Lakers drafted Campbell in 1990, where he played the first nine years of his NBA career until 1999. In his last year at the Lakers, he was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, continuing until 2002. Campbell was then traded off again, for Kenny Anderson, to the Seattle Supersonics. In 2003, he decided to become a free agent and signed with the Detroit Pistons.

He stayed with the Pistons until 2005 until he was traded again for Carlos Arroyo to Utah Jazz. Unfortunately, Utah Jazz waived off Campbell, although the New Jersey Nets claimed him right away. Campbell came back to Detroit Pistons in March 2005 as a free agent.

Campbell’s career average is 10.3 points for every game with 10,805 points, 6,116 rebounds, and 1,200 steals out of 1,044 games.

Career Highlights & Achievements

  • 1989 - Second-Team All-ACC
  • 1990 - First-Team All-ACC
  • 2004 - NBA Champion

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