|Born:||February 22, 1965 |
|Drafted:||Round 4, pick 6 (Cleveland Cavaliers) 1987 NBA Draft|
|Pro career:||1987 – 2003|
|Teams:||Cleveland Cavaliers ('88-'90)|
New Jersey Nets ('90-'93)
Portland Trail Blazers ('94-'97, '02-'03)
New York Knicks ('98-'00)
Phoenix Suns ('01)
Christen Guilford Dudley (born February 22, 1965) is a former NBA basketball player, who spent sixteen years playing for different teams. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The oft-injured center was known as a good rebounder and shot blocker but also for his limited offensive game and poor free throw shooting. The center, colloquially the five, is one of the standard positions in a regulation Basketball game Rebound is a term used in Sports to describe the ball (or puck or other object of play becoming available for possession by either opponent after an attempt to put In Basketball, a block (short for blocked shot) occurs when a defensive player legally deflects a shot from an offensive player Main article Basketball moves In Basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points from a restricted Once, in a game on April 14, 1990, he missed 17 of 18 foul shots, including a record 13 straight . Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) However, his immaculate work ethic and his ability to play 886 NBA games during his career while being a diabetic earned him much respect. Diabetes mellitus (ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz or /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtəs/ /məˈlaɪtəs/ or /ˈmɛlətəs/ often referred to simply as diabetes ( Ancient Greek: grc
Dudley is the grandson of Guilford Dudley, who was U.S. ambassador to Denmark under the Nixon and Ford presidential administrations. Guilford Dudley (1907- 13 June 2002) was the United States ambassador to Denmark under the Nixon and Ford presidential administrations The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An ambassador is the highest ranking Diplomat who represents their country The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr (July 14 1913 December 26 2006 was the thirty-eighth President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977 and the fortieth Vice President
A star high school basketball player, Dudley was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1981, at the age of sixteen. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Diabetes mellitus (ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz or /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtəs/ /məˈlaɪtəs/ or /ˈmɛlətəs/ often referred to simply as diabetes ( Ancient Greek: grc Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 He began daily insulin injection treatment immediately. Insulin is a Hormone with intensive effects on both metabolism and several other body systems (eg vascular compliance He attended Yale University, where he played NCAA basketball from 1983 to 1987 and earned degrees in Political Science and Economics. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of Higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Dudley began playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 1987-88 NBA season. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional Basketball team based in Cleveland Ohio. The 1987–88 NBA season was the 42nd season of the National Basketball Association. He was the only active person with diabetes in the league during his career.
Dudley, a 6'11" (83 inches) center, was nagged by injuries most of his career. During his rookie season, he played in 55 of 82 games, averaging three points per game. During the 1989-1990 season, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) The New Jersey Nets are a professional Basketball team in the National Basketball Association that plays in the Eastern Conference 's Atlantic He played three years with the Nets, including the 1990-1991 season, in which he enjoyed his best scoring average: 7. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. 1 points per game in 61 contests. In the 1991-1992 season, he was available for all 82 games, one of only two such years in his career. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) In the 1992-1993 season, he and teammates Derrick Coleman and Drazen Petrovic helped the Nets to their first playoff spot in years. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Derrick D Coleman (born June 21 1967, in Mobile Alabama) is a retired American Basketball player in the NBA. Dražen Petrović ( October 22, 1964 &ndash June 7, 1993) was a Croatian Basketball player The summer after that season, Petrovic died in a car accident in Germany, and Dudley went to the Portland Trail Blazers. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Portland Trail Blazers, commonly known as the Blazers, is an American professional Basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. During his first season and a half as a Trail Blazer, he played with Clyde Drexler, and later, with Damon Stoudamire. Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22 1962 in New Orleans Louisiana) is a former 6 foot 7 inch National Basketball Association Shooting guard. Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3 1973 is an American professional Basketball player currently a free agent in the NBA.
An injury kept Dudley out of all but six games during his first season in Portland. Drexler was shipped to the Houston Rockets in the middle of the next season. The Houston Rockets are an American professional Basketball team based in Houston Texas. Still, Dudley and the Blazers made it to the playoffs. After playing 161 games for the Blazers between 1995 and 1997, Dudley went to the New York Knicks, where he backed up Patrick Ewing for three seasons. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5 1962 is an American retired Hall of Fame Basketball player and current assistant coach for the National Basketball
In 1999, he reached the NBA Finals for the only time in his career, but the Knicks were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs, four games to one. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association and the conclusion of the sport's postseason each June The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional Basketball team based in San Antonio Texas. Also in 1999, he grabbed his 5,000th NBA rebound during a game between the Knicks and the Detroit Pistons. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area
After his stint with the Knicks, Dudley went on to play with the Phoenix Suns, participating in 53 games in the 2000-2001 season. The Phoenix Suns are a professional Basketball team based in Phoenix Arizona. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. He returned to the Trail Blazers in 2002, and retired after playing three games during the 2002-2003 season. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
In a career total of 886 NBA games, Dudley scored 3473 points (3. 9 points per game), 375 assists (0. In Basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was "assisting" 4 assists per game), 1027 blocked shots (1. 2 blocks per game) and 5457 rebounds (6. 2 rebounds per game).
Dudley lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego (ɒsˈwiːɡoʊ is a city located primarily in Clackamas County in the U In 1998, he opened the Chris Dudley Organization, an Oregon-based group intended to improve the lives of diabetic children. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) He received an NBA award for opening the organization. From 2005 to 2007, he was a volunteer assistant coach for the Lake Oswego High School boys' basketball team, where he mentored UCLA-bound star Kevin Love. Lake Oswego High School (LOHS is a Public high school in Lake Oswego Oregon in the Lake Oswego School District. 
In early 2006, Dudley became vice president of M Financial Wealth Management.