Terry Cummings is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for 19 seasons and was named an NBA All-Star twice, once in 1985 and again in 1989.
Some of the teams that Cummings has played for include the Milwaukee Bucks, San Diego Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Supersonics, and more. The last team he played for before retiring was the Golden State Warriors.
Cummings spent most of his time in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Seattle SuperSonics.
Player Bio and Personal Life
Cummings was born Robert Terrell Cummings on March 15, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois. He is a power-forward and he stands 6 feet 9 inches tall. His listed weight is 220 lbs or 100 kilograms.
Growing up, Cummings was also interested in hockey and wanted to be a professional hockey player. Due to an unexpected growth spurt, he was driven to play basketball in high school.
He is also fond of singing and he sang the national anthem before the April 4, 1985 game between the Bucks and the Detroit Pistons. He received a standing ovation. In 2007, he would release an album titled – T.C. Finally.
Cummings was been a Pentecostal minister since 1977 and he performed the service for the wedding of Sean Elliot.
Cummings played for a number of teams in the NBA.
He played for the Milwaukee Bucks twice and spent most of his time in the NBA with the Bucks and with the Spurs.
Terry was drafted into the NBA during the 1982 NBA Draft. He was chosen by the Clippers and he was the second overall pick in the first round. He made his debut in the 1982-83 season where he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year.
In his rookie year, he took some time off the court when he suffered from heartbeat irregularities.
The Bucks Twice
After the Clippers, Cummings was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks, he would play with the Bucks from 1984 to 1989 and again during the 1995-96 season. In his first outing with the Bucks, he helped lead the team to many victories including an Eastern Conference Finals appearance.
While he was with the Bucks, he played for the 1984-85 and the 1988-89 NBA All-Star Games.
After being traded to the Spurs and playing with them through to 1995, Cummings would go back to the Bucks for the 1995-96 season.
San Antonio Spurs
After his first stint with the Bucks, Cummings played for the San Antonio Spurs. His presence with the Spurs helped them go from 21 wins the year before 56 wins in 1990. He would play for the spurs for a total of 6 years.
In the summer of 1992, he suffered a knee injury and would miss a total of 74 regular-season games. He was no longer able to put up the same exceptional numbers following his return.