|Born||February 22, 1975|
South Bend, Indiana
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Clay (South Bend, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Hornets|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Number||54, 4, 33|
|2002–2003||New York Knicks|
|2004–2005||New Orleans Hornets|
|2008–2009||Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut|
|2009||Leones de Ponce|
|2010||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|2012||Panteras de Aguascalientes|
|2012–2013||Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca|
|2013–2014||Panteras de Aguascalientes|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||2,622 (8.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||936 (3.1 rpg)|
|Assists||298 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Lee Nailon (born February 22, 1975) is an American professional basketball player who played six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the 2007 Israeli Basketball Premier League MVP. In 2011, he was the top scorer in the Israel Basketball Premier League. He had an All-American college career at Texas Christian University.
Nailon was a graduate of South Bend Clay High School, where along with former Purdue player, Jaraan Cornell, he led his basketball team to the 1994 State Championship scoring 78 points .
Nailon had an all-conference college basketball career at Texas Christian University.
Nailon was a second round (43rd overall) pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the 1999 NBA Draft. He has played for the Hornets (in separate stints for both Charlotte and New Orleans franchises in 2000-02 and 2004-05 respectively), the New York Knicks (2002–03), Atlanta Hawks (2003–04), Orlando Magic (2003–04), Cleveland Cavaliers (2003–04) and Philadelphia 76ers (2005–06). Nailon feuded with coach Paul Silas while at Charlotte over minutes played which led to him being released and leaving for the Knicks. Nailon got into multiple confrontations with Silas during a preseason game in 2002 which led to his dismissal. Nailon was recommended to play for the Knicks in a phone call then coach Don Chaney made to Silas. While playing for the Knicks Nailon was frustrated over lack of playing time. He holds NBA career averages of 8.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. His international experience includes playing for Adecco Milano in Italy (1999-00), Bnei HaSharon in Israel (2006–07; 2010–11), Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in Russia (2007–08), Al-Riyadi in Lebanon, Leones de Ponce (2009) and Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rico (2010).
In the 2006–07 season, Nailon led Bnei HaSharon to the Israeli Cup final, shocking the champions, Maccabi Tel Aviv, in the semifinal (eventually losing to Hapoel Jerusalem in the final). He was named the 2007 Israeli Basketball Premier League MVP.
Nailon re-signed with Bnei HaSharon on August 1, 2010. In 2011, he was the top scorer in the Israel Basketball Premier League.
In 2018, Nailon was drafted 6th overall by the Ghost Ballers of the United States-based BIG3.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|