At number two, we recognize Dolph Schayes. A dominate six foot seven forward/center from New York University, Schayes joined the Syracuse Nationals in 1948 and played for the team until retiring in 1964. By the time Schayes retired, the Nationals had moved to Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia 76ers. In addition to his playing career, Dolph Schayes coached the 76ers from 1963-1966 and coached the Bufalo Braves (currently the Los Angeles Clippers) from 1970-1972. Due to his performances in games involving the Championship Belt of Basketball, Schayes becomes the newest member of the TBCB Hall of Fame.
Among his many other accomplishments, Dolph Schayes was a 12-time All-Star, six-time member of the All-NBA First Team, and six-time member of the All-NBA Second Team. He was also a member of the NBA's 25th Anniversary Team and 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and the 1966 NBA Coach of the Year.
Between 1947 and 1955, Dolph Schayes won TBCB player of the game honors 29 times. He tied with Ed Macauley for first place in TBCB's 1952-53 player of the year standings, and finished first in the 1953-54 and 1954-55 player standings. Schayes was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1972.