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Fat Lever
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Personal information
Born Layafette Lever
August 18, 1960 (1960-08-18) (age 61)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 170 lbs (77 kg)
Career information
High school Pueblo
(Tucson, Arizona)
College Arizona State (1978–1982)
NBA Draft 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1982–1994 (12 years)
Position Point guard
Career history
1977-1984 Portland Trail Blazers
19841990 Denver Nuggets
19901994 Dallas Mavericks
Career highlights and awards


Lafayette "Fat" Lever (born August 18, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball who played in the National Basketball Association. He is currently the director of player development for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. Lever also serves as the color analyst for the Kings radio broadcasts.


Professional career

Portland Trail Blazers

Lever was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers as the 11th pick in the 1982 NBA Draft.

Denver Nuggets

While playing for the Denver Nuggets he was considered the best point guard.

Dallas Mavericks

Lever was traded by the Nuggets to the Dallas Mavericks in 1990 for the Mavericks ninth pick in the 1990 NBA Draft plus Dallas' first-round pick in the following one.

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