Robert Reid (basketball)

Robert Keith Reid (born August 30, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player who played thirteen seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Robert Reid
Personal information
Born (1955-08-30) August 30, 1955 (age 65)
Atlanta, Georgia
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolSamuel Clemens (Schertz, Texas)
CollegeSt. Mary's (Texas) (1973–1977)
NBA draft1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career1977–1992
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number50, 33
Career history
As player:
Houston Rockets
1988–1989Charlotte Hornets
1989Portland Trail Blazers
1989–1990Charlotte Hornets
1990–1991Tulsa Fast Breakers
1991Philadelphia 76ers
1991–1992Tri-City Chinook
As coach:
1992–1993Yakima Sun Kings
2003Texas Rim Rockers
2004Lakeland Blue Ducks
2004–2005Debreceni Vadkakasok
Career NBA statistics
Points10,448 (11.4 ppg)
Rebounds4,168 (4.5 rpg)
Assists2,500 (2.7 apg)
Stats at

An Atlanta-born 6'8" forward from St. Mary's University, Texas, Robert "Bobby Joe" Reid played thirteen seasons (1977–1982; 1983–1991) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, and Philadelphia 76ers. He had his best overall season in 1980-81, when he was the second leading scorer on the Rockets team that reached the NBA Finals before losing to the Boston Celtics. After the Rockets traded reigning MVP Moses Malone to the Philadelphia 76ers, however, Reid retired from basketball and moved to Miami, Florida. After a year away from basketball, he returned to Houston after they drafted Ralph Sampson with the first overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft.[1] One of Reid's most notable moments in the NBA was his three-point shot in Game 5 of the 1986 Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers that tied the game with just seconds left, helping rally the Rockets into defeating the Lakers and reaching the 1986 NBA Finals. When he concluded his NBA career in 1991, Reid had tallied 10,448 career points, 4,168 career rebounds, and 2,500 career assists.

In recent years, Reid has hosted basketball clinics for young athletes in several countries, such as India.[2]


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