George Gervin is a former American professional basketball player. He was born on April 27, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan. Gervin attended Eastern Michigan University, where he played college basketball, but he left school early to play in the American Basketball Association (ABA) for the Virginia Squires. In 1974, he joined the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and he played for the team for 12 seasons.
Gervin was a dominant scorer in the NBA and he was known for his finger roll shot, which became his signature move. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star, and he was named to the All-NBA First Team four times. He won the NBA scoring title four times, in 1978, 1979, 1981, and 1982. Gervin also played for the Chicago Bulls for one season in 1985-1986, before retiring from the NBA.
After retiring from the NBA, Gervin became involved in various business ventures and he was also involved in charity work. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest scorers in the history of professional basketball, and he is still remembered as one of the most exciting players of his era.