Tommy Loren Burleson (born February 24, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player. A 7′2″ center, Burleson played for North Carolina State University's 1974 NCAA national championship team. When Burleson was recruited he was officially measured at 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) tall, but the coaching staff at North Carolina State decided to list him at 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m). Burleson wanted to be listed at his actual height but the coaching staff said he would officially be the tallest player in American basketball and it would bring a lot of good exposure to him and the school.

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  • تومي برليسون (بالإنجليزية: Tommy Burleson) مواليد 24 فبراير 1952 في كروسنور، هو لاعب كرة سلة أمريكي سابق بدأ مسيرته الاحترافية في سنة 1974 ويحمل الرقم 16. يبلغ طوله ٧ قدم 2 بوصات (٢٫٢ م). اعتزل اللعب في 1981. (ar)
  • Tommy Loren Burleson (born February 24, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player. A 7′2″ center, Burleson played for North Carolina State University's 1974 NCAA national championship team. As a collegian, Burleson teamed with All-American David Thompson, guard Monte Towe and forward Tim Stoddard (who would go on to have success as a Major League Baseball pitcher) to dethrone UCLA and win the 1974 NCAA Championship. Burleson was the MVP of the 1973 and 1974 ACC Tournaments and was All-Final Four in 1974. Burleson's defense of UCLA superstar Bill Walton was key to the Wolfpack's semifinal win. He was a member of the 1973 World University Games Gold Medal basketball team. When Burleson was recruited he was officially measured at 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) tall, but the coaching staff at North Carolina State decided to list him at 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m). Burleson wanted to be listed at his actual height but the coaching staff said he would officially be the tallest player in American basketball and it would bring a lot of good exposure to him and the school. Burleson was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team that lost an epic and controversial gold medal game to the Soviet Union. The entire 1972 Olympic Basketball team believed they had been cheated and voted unanimously to not accept the silver. Drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics as the third overall player in the 1974 NBA Draft, Burleson was named to the 1974–75 NBA All-Rookie Team. Playing under coach Bill Russell, Burleson recorded strong playoff performances in both 1975 and 1976 for Seattle. For his playoff career, Burleson averaged over 20 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks per game. His second season as a professional proved to be his best, as he averaged 15.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game. Just as he began to dominate the NBA game, he was injured breaking up a fight between his teammate and an opposing team member. The injury was instrumental in his steady decline over the next several years. Burleson was known throughout his amateur and pro career as a good shot blocker. He played eight seasons in the NBA with three different teams (Seattle, the Kansas City Kings and the Atlanta Hawks). He currently lives in Avery County, North Carolina with his wife Denise. They have three sons: Robert, David, and Quentin. He is an avid supporter of North Carolina State University. In 2002, Burleson was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team honoring the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history. (en)
  • Thomas Loren "Tommy" Burleson (nacido el 24 de febrero de 1952 en Crossnore, Carolina del Norte) es un ex jugador de baloncesto estadounidense que disputó 7 temporadas en la NBA. Con 2,18 metros de altura, jugaba en la posición de pívot. (es)
  • Tommy Loren Burleson, né le 24 février 1952 à Crossnore, Caroline du Nord, est un ancien joueur et entraîneur américain de basket-ball. Pivot de 2,21 m, Burleson évolua à université d'Ètat de Caroline du Nord championne NCAA en 1974. (fr)
  • Tommy Loren Burleson (Crossnore, Carolina do Norte), 24 de fevereiro de 1952) é um ex basquetebolista estadunidense que disputou sete temporadas na NBA. Com 2,18 metros de altura, jogava na posição de pivô. (pt)
  • Tommy Loren Burleson (ur. 24 lutego 1952 w Crossnore) – amerykański koszykarz, występujący na pozycji środkowego, wicemistrz olimpijski z 1972 roku. (pl)
  • 汤姆·伯尔森(英语:Tommy Loren Burleson,1952年2月24日-),为美国NBA联盟的职业篮球运动员。他在1974年的NBA选秀中第1轮第3顺位被西雅图超音速选中。 (zh)
  • Томми Лорен Берлсон (англ. Tommy Loren Burleson; родился 24 февраля 1952, Кросснор, Северная Каролина) — американский профессиональный баскетболист. (ru)
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  • تومي برليسون (بالإنجليزية: Tommy Burleson) مواليد 24 فبراير 1952 في كروسنور، هو لاعب كرة سلة أمريكي سابق بدأ مسيرته الاحترافية في سنة 1974 ويحمل الرقم 16. يبلغ طوله ٧ قدم 2 بوصات (٢٫٢ م). اعتزل اللعب في 1981. (ar)
  • Thomas Loren "Tommy" Burleson (nacido el 24 de febrero de 1952 en Crossnore, Carolina del Norte) es un ex jugador de baloncesto estadounidense que disputó 7 temporadas en la NBA. Con 2,18 metros de altura, jugaba en la posición de pívot. (es)
  • Tommy Loren Burleson, né le 24 février 1952 à Crossnore, Caroline du Nord, est un ancien joueur et entraîneur américain de basket-ball. Pivot de 2,21 m, Burleson évolua à université d'Ètat de Caroline du Nord championne NCAA en 1974. (fr)
  • Tommy Loren Burleson (Crossnore, Carolina do Norte), 24 de fevereiro de 1952) é um ex basquetebolista estadunidense que disputou sete temporadas na NBA. Com 2,18 metros de altura, jogava na posição de pivô. (pt)
  • Tommy Loren Burleson (ur. 24 lutego 1952 w Crossnore) – amerykański koszykarz, występujący na pozycji środkowego, wicemistrz olimpijski z 1972 roku. (pl)
  • 汤姆·伯尔森(英语:Tommy Loren Burleson,1952年2月24日-),为美国NBA联盟的职业篮球运动员。他在1974年的NBA选秀中第1轮第3顺位被西雅图超音速选中。 (zh)
  • Томми Лорен Берлсон (англ. Tommy Loren Burleson; родился 24 февраля 1952, Кросснор, Северная Каролина) — американский профессиональный баскетболист. (ru)
  • Tommy Loren Burleson (born February 24, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player. A 7′2″ center, Burleson played for North Carolina State University's 1974 NCAA national championship team. When Burleson was recruited he was officially measured at 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) tall, but the coaching staff at North Carolina State decided to list him at 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m). Burleson wanted to be listed at his actual height but the coaching staff said he would officially be the tallest player in American basketball and it would bring a lot of good exposure to him and the school. (en)
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