........was an All-Star point guard for the Philadelphia 76'ers. Over his eleven seasons (1978-1989) in Philly, Cheeks was the consumate team player, playing strong defense and feeding the ball to the likes of Julius Erving, Moses Malone, and Charles Barkley. He was a key part of the 76'ers winning the 1983 NBA Championship. While coaching the Portland Trailblazers in 2003, Cheeks showed his true colors:
and a special thanks to the Mighty E. for reminding us about
what grace and compassion look like.