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|Full name:||James Clifford Pollard|
|Born:||July 9, 1922|
|Died:||January 22, 1993 (aged 70)|
|Listed height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight:||185 lbs (84 kg)|
|High school:||Oakland Tech (Oakland, California)|
|BAA Draft:||1947 / Round: – / Pick: –|
|Selected by the Chicago Stags|
|Playing career:||1947–1955 (8 years)|
|1967–1970||Minnesota Muskies / Miami Floridians|
|Career highlights and awards|
James Clifford Pollard (July 9, 1922 – January 22, 1993) was an American professional basketball player and coach.
As a player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Pollard was considered one of the best forwards in the 1950s and was known for his leaping ability, earning him the nickname "The Kangaroo Kid". A five-time NBA champion and four-time NBA All-Star, Pollard spent his entire eight-year professional career with the Minneapolis Lakers.