We Like Obscure NBA Players: Mike Iuzzolino

So one late night, I was hangin’ out with my buddies at Denny’s. Peter (one of my basketball buddies and one of the biggest L.A. Clipper fans I will ever know) then had one of those… moments.

PETER: “Okay, so I was looking through my old basketball cards… and guess which one I found. MIKE IUZZOLINO.”

Mike Iuzzolino.

He only played two years in the NBA. Played for the Dallas Mavericks after he was drafted by them in the second round in 1991. From what I remember of him, he was actually decent. And Basketball Reference proved me right! He averaged 9.0 PPG and 4.3 APG for his two years in the NBA.

Maybe the losing got to him because he played for the second-worst team ever in the league’s history. In 1992-93, Dallas finished with only 11 wins. After that, he went to Europe to have a more successful career there. Now he’s an assistant coach for St. Vincent’s College.

But, hey, he was in the NBA Jam game! Only in the Arcade version, though. Dammit.


  1. Peter

    dude, micheal williams looks like he’s getting stomped on (literally) by Big Mike I.

  2. Rey-Rey

    Don’t mess with Micheal Williams! Doesn’t he have the record for most consecutive freethrows without a miss?

  3. Illastrate

    How the hell did you guys recognize Micheal Williams? Gotdamnit, this obscure shit is getting out of hand…

  4. Rey-Rey

    This OBSCURE thing will never end. I think I got like the next year packed of obscure players. Ha ha.


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