BIOGRAPHYBilly Ray Bates currently inactive. He was born on May 31, 1956. He is listed at 75' 75" and weighs 209 lbs. Bates went to high school and then Kentucky State University. During his NBA career he also played 3 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, and 1 season with the Washington Wizards and 1 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.