The July birthdays keep on keepin’ on! Today we want to wish a very happy 65th birthday to former New Orleans Jazz guard Slick Watts.
Watts signature style was the bald head and askew headband.
Jerry Sloan isn’t a fan.
Paired up with the floppy socks and mop-head of Maravich, this was a backcourt that was made for Instragram. Of course, Watts was way better known for his five seasons with the Seattle Supersonics than he was with the Jazz. But on a team that needed everything he did still bring 7.2 ppg, 4.1 apg, 2.5 rpg, and 1.4 spg in his 17.1 minutes of action. (Yes, yes, those are crazy rates when bumped up to 36 minutes, let’s move along, children.)
He came to the Jazz at the hefty price of a 1st rounder (which Seattle used on Danny Vranes), and was then later on traded away for a 1st rounder (which the Jazz got from the Houston Rockets that resulted in the addition of Danny Schayes).