Jack Sikma is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born on November 14, 1955 in Kankakee, Illinois.
Sikma played center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1977 to 1991. He played for the Seattle SuperSonics, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Golden State Warriors. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Second Team once.
Sikma was known for his versatility on the court, and his ability to play both inside and outside. He had a unique shooting style, characterized by his high-arcing jumpshot, which made him difficult for defenders to block. He was also a strong rebounder and a tenacious defender.
Sikma’s professional career was highlighted by his performance in the 1979 NBA Finals, where he helped lead the Seattle SuperSonics to their only championship in franchise history.
After retiring from the NBA, Sikma has been involved in coaching and broadcasting. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019.