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Mel Daniels

1944 - 2015

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Melvin Joe Daniels (July 20, 1944 – October 30, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. He played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) for the Minnesota Muskies, Indiana Pacers, and Memphis Sounds, and in the National Basketball Association for the New York Nets. Daniels was a two-time ABA Most Valuable Player, three-time ABA Champion and a seven-time ABA All-Star. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Daniels has received more than 323,908 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Mel Daniels is the 311th most popular basketball player (down from 265th in 2019), the 11,569th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,067th in 2019) and the 189th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Mel Daniels ranks 311 out of 1,268Before him are Connie Hawkins, Glen Rice, Cliff Barker, Damian Lillard, Kris Humphries, and Richie Guerin. After him are Antoine Rigaudeau, Rajko Žižić, Bernard King, Marcin Gortat, Jaka Lakovič, and José Calderón.

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Among people born in 1944, Mel Daniels ranks 605Before him are Jan Brewer, Amol Palekar, Tony Orlando, Mike Enzi, Parmanand Jha, and Ann Sidney. After him are Bernie Worrell, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mario Tullio Montano, Chris Dodd, James van Hoften, and Celeste Yarnall. Among people deceased in 2015, Mel Daniels ranks 447Before him are Gene Fullmer, Eugenie Clark, Holly Woodlawn, Peter Westbury, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and Ian Murdock. After him are Andraé Crouch, Maria Radner, Amanda Peterson, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, Dean Potter, and Jonathan Crombie.

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Among people born in United States, Mel Daniels ranks 11,569 out of 18,182Before him are Beverly Johnson (1952), Hamish Linklater (1976), Brett Favre (1969), Andy Richter (1966), Shane Mosley (1971), and Gwen Lee (1904). After him are Mitch Albom (1958), Rosemarie DeWitt (1971), Stephen Walt (1955), Carolyn Schuler (1943), Michael Goldenberg (1965), and William Gibbs McAdoo (1863).


Among basketball players born in United States, Mel Daniels ranks 189Before him are Connie Hawkins (1942), Glen Rice (1967), Cliff Barker (1921), Damian Lillard (1990), Kris Humphries (1985), and Richie Guerin (1932). After him are Bernard King (1956), Bill Wheatley (1909), Sam Perkins (1961), Blake Griffin (1989), DeAndre Jordan (1988), and Darrall Imhoff (1938).