Born November 12, 1951 Billy Harris played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1975-1975. Billy 'The Kid' Harris was an American basketball player. Billy Harris grew up in Chicago, where he earned a reputation as a streetball star. A prolific long-range scorer, he was nicknamed "Billy the Kid" and "Shotgun". Scoop Jackson of the magazine SLAM later dubbed him the best playground basketball player ever.