The 25 Greatest Players in Cleveland Cavaliers History

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13. Bingo Smith (1970-80)

Bingo Smith

Bingo is an original Cavalier whose number 7 is retired by the team. His nickname was based on his shooting prowess, with his game-winning shot from 27 feet in 1976 giving the team its first playoff victory ever.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.