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CHRIS RAYMOND GATLING (born September 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Elizabeth, New Jersey
. Gatling played for many NBA teams from 1991 to 2002. He played for the US national team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship
FIBA World Championship
, winning the bronze medal.

CONTENTS

* 1 College career * 2 Professional career * 3 Personal life

* 4 NBA career statistics

* 4.1 Regular season * 4.2 Playoffs

* 5 References * 6 External links

COLLEGE CAREER

Chris Gatling played three years at Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University
after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
. He is ODU's sixth all-time scorer with 1,811 points. He also hauled down 859 career rebounds which rank him ninth all-time. Gatling is the school's all-time field goal percentage leader at .606 (697-1150), and is second all-time at ODU with (12) 30-point games. He shot .620 (251-405) from the field in 1991.

Gatling scored 36 points in a game against UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte
in 1991 and against Alabama-Birmingham in March 1989. He earned honorable mention All-American honors in 1990 and 1991. Gatling was named sophomore of the year in 1988, and then Sun Belt Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Player of the Year in both 1990 and 1991. In 1991, he was named the Sun Belt Conference tournament Most Valuable Player as he led the then seventh seeded Monarchs to the finals before losing to South Alabama .

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Gatling was drafted 16th overall by the Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
in the 1991 NBA draft
NBA draft
. He spent the first four years of his career with the Warriors, and averaged 13.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his final full season with the Warriors, 1994–95. That same year, Gatling led the NBA in field goal percentage at 0.633 -one of the ten highest percentages in NBA history.

Gatling was traded, along with Tim Hardaway
Tim Hardaway
, to the Miami Heat halfway through the 1995–96 season, and also played for the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
during the 1996–97 season (representing the Mavericks in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game only a few days before being traded to the Nets).

He played 78 games in slightly more than two seasons with the Nets before requesting a trade. He played next with the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
for the final thirty games of the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season. He split the 1999–2000 season with the Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
and the Orlando Magic . His final two NBA seasons saw him with the Cleveland Cavaliers and again, the Heat. Gatling retired from professional basketball following the 2001–02 season with career averages of 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, and a .513 field goal percentage.

After his NBA career ended in 2002, he played one season in Russian League with CSKA Moscow .

PERSONAL LIFE

Gatling is known for his frequent use of the headband as an accessory to his NBA uniform . In 2001, he stated that he started the practice as a reminder that he is lucky to be alive after suffering a serious head injury as a teenager.

NBA CAREER STATISTICS

LEGEND

GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game

FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw
Free throw
percentage

RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game

BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game BOLD Career high

* Led the league

REGULAR SEASON

YEAR TEAM GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1991–92 Golden State 54 1 11.3 .568 .000 .661 3.4 .3 .6 .7 5.7

1992–93 Golden State 70 11 17.8 .539 .000 .725 4.6 .6 .6 .8 9.3

1993–94 Golden State 82 23 15.8 .588 .000 .620 4.8 .5 .5 .8 8.2

1994–95 Golden State 58 22 25.3 .633* .000 .592 7.6 .9 .7 .9 13.7

1995–96 Golden State 47 2 18.3 .555 .000 .636 5.1 .6 .4 .6 9.1

1995–96 Miami 24 0 23.5 .598 .000 .733 7.3 .7 .7 .5 15.2

1996–97 Dallas 44 1 27.1 .533 .167 .706 7.9 .6 .8 .7 19.1

1996–97 New Jersey 3 0 30.7 .419 .000 .938 7.3 1.0 1.3 .0 17.0

1997–98 New Jersey 57 16 23.8 .455 .250 .600 5.9 .9 .9 .5 11.5

1998–99 New Jersey 18 2 15.6 .371 .000 .500 3.6 .7 .4 .2 4.7

1998–99 Milwaukee 30 1 16.5 .482 .143 .362 3.8 .7 .8 .2 6.3

1999–00 Orlando 45 0 23.1 .455 .304 .698 6.6 .9 1.1 .2 13.3

1999–00 Denver 40 0 19.3 .456 .234 .742 5.1 .8 .8 .3 10.4

2000–01 Cleveland 74 6 22.6 .449 .304 .684 5.3 .8 .7 .4 11.4

2001–02 Miami 54 1 15.0 .447 .125 .701 3.8 .5 .3 .2 6.4

Career 700 86 19.7 .513 .249 .660 5.3 .7 .7 .5 10.3

All-Star 1 0 12.0 .125 .000 .000 2.0 .0 1.0 .0 2.0

PLAYOFFS

YEAR TEAM GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1992 Golden State 4 0 20.3 .621 .000 .636 6.3 .0 .5 2.5 12.5

1994 Golden State 3 1 18.0 .615 .000 .769 5.7 1.3 .7 .3 8.7

1996 Miami 3 0 22.7 .273 .000 .500 8.0 0.3 .7 .0 6.0

1998 New Jersey 3 1 27.0 .500 .000 .667 3.3 .7 .7 .7 15.3

1999 Milwaukee 2 0 6.0 .000 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .5 .0 .0

Career 15 2 19.7 .490 .000 .623 5.3 .5 .6 .9 9.3

REFERENCES

* ^ 1990 USA Basketball
Basketball
Archived April 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ Players should ignore latest trend to cross their pates

EXTERNAL LINKS

* * Career