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Timothy D. Perry (born June 4, 1965) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA.

Tim Perry
Personal information
Born (1965-06-04) June 4, 1965 (age 54)
Freehold, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolFreehold (Freehold, New Jersey)
CollegeTemple (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1988–2001
PositionPower forward
Number34, 23
Career history
19881992Phoenix Suns
19921995Philadelphia 76ers
1995–1996New Jersey Nets
1997–1998Pamesa Valencia
1999–2000TDK Manresa
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,283 (6.8 ppg)
Rebounds1,911 (4.0 rpg)
Stats at

Following a college career at Temple University, Perry was selected seventh overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1988 NBA Draft. Through eight NBA seasons, he averaged 6.8 points and 4 rebounds per game. Charles Barkley claims in Sir Charles: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Barkley that the Suns had to trade Perry to Philadelphia in 1992 because he was #34, Barkley's number. Perry appeared in three NBA Slam Dunk Contests, finishing 5th in 1989, 7th in 1993, and 5th in 1995.

Perry later became an assistant coach for Holy Family University, Pennsylvania of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in NCAA Division II.[1] In 2011, he received a degree in liberal studies from Neumann University.[2]

On the October 25, 2017 broadcast of NBA Gametime on the NBA Channel, Dr. Shaquille O'Neal claimed that he had been "dunked on" only three times in his 20-year NBA career. Shaq said he had been dunked on by Michael Jordan, Derrick Coleman, and Tim Perry.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-02-06. Retrieved 2008-11-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ 10,000 Graduates Archived 2011-08-30 at the Wayback Machine

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