Birth date 23 Jul 1968 (50 years)
Nationality United States United States
Position Center
Team history
Detroit Pistons 2005

This 6’11” tall Center player was picked up by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round in 1990. During his college years, Elden Jerome Campbell, or the Big E as he was fondly called, played for the Clemson University. His career scored vast heights while he played for the University. Campbell claimed an average of 15.3 points per game with 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.

Campbell played for the Lakers from 1990-91 till 1997-98. Then he was traded off with the Charlotte Hornets in 1999. Campbell continued with the Hornets till 2001-02 season and then was traded to the Seattle Supersonics for Kenny Anderson. The year 2003 also saw him sign up as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons.

But in 2005, Campbell was traded by the Pistons to the Utah Jazz for Carlos Arroyo. Unfortunately, the same year Campbell was waived off by the Utah Jazz and claimed on waivers by the New Jersey Nets from the Utah Jazz. March of 2005 saw Campbell return to the Detroit Pistons as a free agent.

Campbell’s professional career made him acquire a total of 10,805 points along with 6,116 rebounds and 1,200 steals from a total of 1,044 games. He made his career best average of 14.9 points per game in the 1996-97 season putting together a career average score of 10.3 points per game.

He has the lead in the number of personal fouls recorded with NBA (300), from the 1995-96 season.

Campbell is known by many nicknames, “The Big E”, “Easy” to name a few. He was called “The Janitor” for his work ethics, especially in rebounding. He was also known for his class and sportsmanship. This dedication earned Campbell the nickname of Elden “The Elder” Campbell.

Campbell is particularly known for his shot-blocking ability.

Career Highlights

Campbell won the NBA Championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2003-04.

He was inducted to the Clemson Hall of Fame in 2000.

Campbell played for 59 games for the Lakers during the NBA Playoffs.

Campbell is ranked 6th in the NBA in blocked shots for the year 1995-96.

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