Tom Chambers is a former NBA player. An all-Colorado high school basketball player, he was hotly recruited and enrolled at Utah University. At Utah, Chambers played center with star forward Danny Vranes. The two led successful teams in the Western Athletic Conference.
Chambers played basketball professionally from 1981 to 1997. Playing power forward in the NBA, Chambers was selected to four All-Star Games during his career. Of all former NBA players that are (or have been) eligible for election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Chambers and Antawn Jamison are the only two players to have scored 20,000 or more career points without being elected to the Hall (as of 2020). Chambers would go on to bounce around the league. He still felt he had more to contribute, and accepted an offer to join the Utah Jazz in August 1993. He would back up star Karl Malone, and re-team with Jeff Hornacek from the Suns. The Jazz improved immediately and made it to the 1994 Western Conference Finals.
Chambers was inducted into the Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor in April 1999, and became the first inductee since the Ring of Honor was installed at the then-America West Arena (now Talking Stick Resort Arena). Chambers was also honored with being inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.