Eric “Sleepy” Floyd
NBA Teams: New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs
Height: 6 foot 3
Position: Point Guard
College: Georgetown University
Draft: New Jersey Nets, 1st round (13th pick, 13th overall), 1982 NBA Draft
Career Highlights and Awards: 1986-87 NBA All-Star; NBA Playoff record for points scored in a quarter (29) and in half (39), in game 4 of 1987 Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers
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Eric “Sleepy” Floyd is among the most famous and well-known professional basketball players in the world. His professional career spanned from 1982-1995 in the NBA.
Prior to entering the NBA, Sleepy Floyd was deemed among the greatest players in collegiate history at Georgetown University and is known as the most prolific scorer in Georgetown University’s basketball history. Sleepy then went on to become one of the NBA’s biggest stars in the 1980s and 1990s. Floyd was well known for his high scoring averages per game in the NBA. He still holds the NBA playoff record for points scored in a quarter (29) and in half (39), in game 4 of 1987 Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Midway through his first season with the Nets, Floyd was traded to the Golden State Warriors where he averaged 16.5 points per game in his first season in the NBA. Sleepy went on to achieve a career high of 19.5 points per game in his 1984-85 NBA season. In 1987 he averaged 18.8 points and 10.3 assists and earned a spot on the NBA All-Star Team. Floyd left the Warriors in December 1987 when he was traded to the Houston Rockets where he would then play for the following 5 ½ seasons. On May 10th, 1987 Floyd made NBA history in one of the greatest single playoff performances ever seen. Floyd scored 29 points in the fourth quarter and 51 for the game as the Warriors won their only game of the series 129-121. His 39 points that he scored in a half in that game remain an NBA playoff record. Near the end of his professional basketball career, in 1993 he signed on as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs before returning to the New Jersey Nets in 1994.
Sleepy Floyd retired from the NBA in 1995 with 12,260 career points and 5,175 career assists.
At 47, Floyd was the youngest basketball alumnus in the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame, having been enshrined in 2002.
Since his retirement from the NBA, Sleepy Floyd has coached Pro Leagues and in 2007 was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2007 Silver Anniversary All-America Team. Today, Sleepy does sports promotions and makes celebrity appearances at events on behalf of the NBA and others, such as HP’s launch of its Windows 7 product.