was born on November 24, 1943 in Washington D.C. by Hasker and
Juanita Bing. He was the second of four children. Sundays were
devoted to the Lord. His father was a deacon at Mount Olive Baptist
Church. His mother was a domestic person, her jobs were from cleaning
houses to babysitting.
an impressive high school student with a grade point average of
4.0. It was there he took up basketball. Syracuse was the first
college to offer him a scholarship, so he took it. He eventually
became the best player in Syracuse.
1964, Bing married Aaris, even though Coach Lewis had this policy
that his players could not get married. He did well at Syracuse
and made a legacy for himself.
opportunity awaited him on May 11, 1966. He was chosen in the
NBA draft to join the Detroit Pistons. The Motor City was considered
to be basketball Siberia. They never filled more than 5,700 seats,
not even when the popular Lakers came to town. However, he enjoyed
a remarkable career as a professional basketball player. Bing
formally announced his retirement in the summer of 1978.
basketball, he founded Bing Steel. The successful steel company
in Detroit. After a failed administration of Kwame Kilpatrick,
Bing won the election from Ken Cockrel, City Council President
and interim mayor. He was determined to conquer the mess he was
dealt with and whatever challenges came his way. He wanted to
make Detroit a great city. He devoted his life to improving this
city and will continue til the end of his term.
"Dave Bing: A Life of Challenge" tells the story of
Bing's rich, full and inspiring life. What lessons did he learn?
Free Press sports columnist Drew Sharp wrote this nonfiction
book. The foreward was written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a retired
basketball player from the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles
the book interesting and it kept my interest while reading it.
I hope you will too.
Bing: A Life of Challenge is available at bookstores everywhere.
978-1616382575 / Publisher: Siloam / (May 1, 2012) / Paperback:
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