Fat Lever

Shooting guard, Basketball Player

1960 –


Who is Fat Lever?

Lafayette "Fat" Lever is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. He is currently the director of player development for the Sacramento Kings. Lever also serves as the color analyst for the Kings radio broadcasts.

Lever was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers as the 11th pick in the 1982 NBA Draft out of Arizona State. While at ASU, his guard-tandem teammate was Byron Scott who left school early to sign with the San Diego Clippers. He was considered one of the NBA's best point guards in the late 1980s while playing for the Denver Nuggets. Despite his size he regularly led the Nuggets in rebounding.

Lever was traded by the Nuggets to the Dallas Mavericks in 1990 for the Mavs' #9 pick in the 1990 NBA Draft plus Dallas' first-round pick in the following one. The Nuggets subsequently traded the #9 pick and their own #15 pick to the Miami Heat for the Heat's #3 pick in the 1990 Draft, with Denver sending the Mavs' 1991 first rounder to the Washington Bullets along with Michael Adams, for the Bullets' first round pick in the 1991 Draft.

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Aug 18, 1960
Pine Bluff
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Arizona State University
Lived in
  • Arkansas
  • Pine Bluff

on July 23, 2013


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