Paul Arizin (born April 9, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is one of Philly's greatest basketball legends, and was a high scoring forward at Villanova University before being drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors of the then-new NBA.
Arizin was the NBA scoring champion during the 1951-52 and 1956-57 seasons, and one of the greatest NBA players of the 1950's. He became famous for his line-drive jump shots, and teamed with center Neil Johnston to form the best offensive one-two punch in the NBA at the time. He played with scoring star Joe Fulks early in his career, and with Philadelphia legends Tom Gola and Wilt Chamberlain toward the end of his career in the early 1960's. Arizin chose to retire rather move with the Warriors to San Francisco. Arizin sat out the 1952-53 and 1953-54 seasons due to military service.
Arizin played in 10 NBA All-Star Games (he was the All-Star Game MVP for the 1952 game) and was named to the All-NBA First-Team in 1952, 1956, and 1957. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, and was named as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.