Offbeat Former NBA Champion Lonnie Shelton Passes Away at 62

23:16  09 july  2018
23:16  09 july  2018 Source:   12up.com

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​The NBA family has lost a former champion this morning, with Lonnie Shelton passing away at the young age of 62. 

Shelton played 10 seasons in professional basketball for the Seattle SuperSonics, New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Shelton was known for his physical play near the basket. 

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Lonnie Shelton - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA. Player stats broken down into various categories; i.e. home/ away , monthly, etc

Lonnie Shellton. Personal information. Born. (1955-10-19) October 19, 1955 (age 62 ) Bakersfield, California. Lonnie Jewel Shelton (born October 19, 1955) is a retired American National Basketball Association ( NBA ) player who played from 1976 to 1985.

He boasted career averages of 12 points and six rebounds per game. He won the title with Seattle in the 1978-79 season, where he played 17 games in the playoffs and averaged 13 points and eight rebounds in the postseason. 

He was also named to an All-Star team and All-Defensive second team in 1982.

Lonnie will be survived by his three sons LJ, Tim and Titus. Athleticism clearly runs in the family, as LJ played in the NFL, Titus played college basketball at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Marlon played basketball for the University of Washington. 

Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. 

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