Well, he did play 16 seasons for five teams, averaging 3.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He also narrowly lost last year's campaign for governor of Oregon. Naturally, he's identified as an NBA Legend in this diabetes PSA. Because that's what he is.

Dem Kitzhaber Wins OR-GOV, GOPer Chris Dudley Concedes [Talking Points Memo]
H/T to Adam