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On this Date 1978 - HOF David Thompson Leads Nuggets to Win

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 01/17/22, 5:00AM EST


On this day in history, former N.C. State All-American David Thompson scored 25 points...

January 17, 1978 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, former N.C. State all-American David Thompson scored 25 points to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 in Denver. The win moved the Nuggets’ record to 28-13 on the year. The Shelby native made all-star teams six times in the ABA and NBA. His number has been retired by both the Denver Nuggets and NC State. He was part of NC State's title winning team in 1974. Thompson was inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.

He joined the NCSHOF in 1982.

David Thompson - 1978