Theodore Roosevelt Dunn III, known to basketball fans in Alabama as T.R., was born in 1956 and grew up on Birmingham's west side. He led West End High School to the 1972 state basketball championship in his junior year and was named MVP. He went on to star at the University of Alabama, where he earned a special place in Alabama basketball history. Although he never led the Tide in scoring, rebounding or assists, he was the unquestioned leader long before being elected captain his junior year in 1976. A four-year letterman from 1974-77 at Alabama, he started 105 consecutive games. He went on to the NBA when Portland drafted him in the second round in '77. He was named to the NBA All-Defensive team for three straight seasons. Many consider him best defensive guard in the NBA in the last two decades. He is currently on the coaching staff of the Denver Nuggets of the NBA.