Earl the Pearl Monroe
Earl "the Pearl" Monroe is a former professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing, and play-making. In 1990, he was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was nicknamed both "Earl the Pearl" and "Jesus". Monroe scored over 1,000 points in nine of his thirteen professional seasons (1968–71, 1973, 1975–78) including a career high 2,065 (25.8 points per game) in the 1968–69 season. In 1996, he was named one of the 50 players on the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.