Corie Blount

Seasons

Season G PPG RPG NBA
Title
1995-96 (#43) 57 3.2 3
1996-97 58 4.2 4.8
1997-98 70 3.6 1.6
1998-99 14 2.3 3.3

Forward, #43

 

The 1993 first-round draft pick played parts of four seasons with the Lakers after the Chicago Bulls sold his rights to the team during the 1995 off-season. A star power forward at Cincinnati, Blount played primarily off the bench for the Lakers but started in 18 games during the 1996-97 season. He was waived by the Lakers in March 1999 before signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Monrovia native retired from basketball in 2004.

Blount appeared as himself in the 1996 basketball-themed film “Eddie” starring Whoopi Goldberg. In 2009, Blount pleaded guilty to two felony drug possession charges and was sentenced to one year in prison.

— Austin Knoblauch
Feb. 12, 2011