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Purvis Short (born July 2 1957, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a retired American professional Basketball player, who starred with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. A 6'7" Small forward, Short averaged 17.3 points per game over his twelve-season career in the NBA. On November 17, 1984 in game against New Jersey, Short scored a career high 59 points. At the time, only 9 other players had scored more points in one game (Wilt Chamberlain doing it several times). After leaving The NBA in 1990, Short took a year off Basketball. In early 1991 he returned to play, this time in Israel For Hapoel Tel Aviv (basketball). Short led the team to a successful season that ended in a 3-2 loss to arch rivals Maccabi Tel Aviv (basketball) in the Playoff Final series. He retired after the end of the season, in 1992.

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