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Nationality  American
Name  Bob Netolicky
Education  Drake University
College  Drake (1964–1967)
Weight  100 kg

Listed weight  220 lb (100 kg)
Height  2.06 m
Listed height  6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Role  Basketball player
Position  Center, Power forward
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Born  August 2, 1942 (age 73) San Francisco, California (1942-08-02)
High school  Washington (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
NBA draft  1967 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18th overall

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Robert "Bob" Netolicky (born August 2, 1942) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'9" power forward/center, he played professionally in the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA) from 1967 to 1976.


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Netolicky was an All-American selection at Drake University in the 1960s before being drafted by the National Basketball Association's (NBA) San Diego Rockets in 1967. However, he never played for the Rockets, joining the ABA's Indiana Pacers instead. A four-time ABA All-Star and two-time ABA Champion, Netolicky was a well-rounded player who could rebound, defend, and shoot the ball equally well. Jim O'Brien of The Sporting News once claimed that Netolicky was the "smoothest shooting big man in the ABA." Besides the Pacers, Netolicky briefly played for the Dallas Chaparrals and San Antonio Spurs, and he ended his ABA career with 9,876 career points and 5,518 career rebounds.

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He was also a fan favorite, well known for his advocacy of mod lifestyle and his exotic pets (including a lion and an ocelot). One sportswriter called him the "Broadway Joe Namath of the ABA", since he had become a veritable sex symbol to many of Indiana's female fans.

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Netolicky is one of the few professional basketball players to play for both teams in the same game. On November 14, 1973, Netolicky was playing for the San Antonio Spurs when they lost at home to the Indiana Pacers on a last-second shot. The Spurs protested the loss, and the ABA Commissioner ruled for San Antonio. The Pacers' last-second basket was disallowed, and the remaining 30 seconds of the game (which was the portion that San Antonio had protested) was ordered replayed immediately before the next Pacers-at-Spurs game, on December 2, 1973. By that time, however, Netolicky had been traded to Indiana. He played the final 30 seconds of regulation for the Pacers, plus the subsequent overtime.

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