Kelly Tripucka is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born on December 22, 1959, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Tripucka played college basketball at Notre Dame and was selected eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1981 NBA draft.
Tripucka played for several teams throughout his career, including the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, and the Charlotte Hornets. He was a scoring forward who was known for his versatility on the court and his ability to score from both inside and outside the paint. He was also known for his athleticism and competitiveness, and he was a fan favorite in each of the cities where he played.
Tripucka played in the NBA for 12 seasons and was a key player for several teams, helping them to reach the playoffs and achieve success. After retiring from the NBA, he became involved in broadcasting, working as a commentator for several teams and networks.