From John Chaney To Tyrese Haliburton: NBA Players Who Were Born On Leap Day

There are only four players in NBA history who were born on Leap Day.
John Chaney

John Chaney

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February 29, also known as Leap Day, is a quirky calendar occurrence, which happens once in a four-year cycle and 2024 marks one of those special occurrences in the calendar
The people born on Leap Day experience a distinctive birthday, with their age advancing only once every four years.
They are only able to celebrate their actual birthday every four years, when an extra day is added to keep the calendar synchronized with the astronomical year, which is approximately 365 1/4 days long.
In non-leap years, those born on Leap Day typically celebrate their birthdays on either February 28 or March 1.
When it comes to sports, especially basketball, the NBA account often makes it special for individuals. This year as well, they are wishing players born on Feb 29.
According to Basketball Reference, there are only four players in NBA history who were born on Leap Day. Let's look at four pro basketball players who were born on Leap Day.
1. John Chaney
John Chaney was born in 1920 in Jacksonville, Florida and played one season in the NBA in 1949-50. He is best known for his success at Temple University from 1982 through 2006 as an American college basketball coach,
Chaney was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
2. Vonteego Cummings
Cummings was born in Georgia in 1976. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 1999 NBA Draft.
Thereafter, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors and played two seasons with them from 1999 to 2001. He then played a third season with the Philadelphia 76ers the following year.
A 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) combo guard, Cummings also had a successful career in Europe, where he played in several countries.
3. Chucky Brown
Brown was born in 1968 and played 13 seasons in the league from 1989-2002. A 6'7" forward from North Carolina State, Brown was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 1989 NBA draft.
He was on the active roster of 12 different teams, which was an NBA record shared with Joe Smith, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg, and Ish Smith; until Ish played with the Denver Nuggets, his 13th team, in the 2022–23 season.
Brown retired with 4,125 career points.
4. Tyrese Haliburton
Tyrese Haliburton was born in Wisconsin in 2000 and plays for the Indiana Pacers. Haliburton, who is nicknamed as "Hali", is having a career year this season despite missing time with a hamstring injury.
He, who is averaging 17.9 ppg and 8.7 apg for his career, was also named to his first ever All-Star game this season.
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