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Bob Lanier

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Birthday
10, 1948
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
DEATH DATE
May 10, 2022 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1948
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
DEATH DATE
May 10, 2022 (73)

About

8-time NBA All-Star center who played for 15 seasons with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. He became interim head coach of the Golden State Warriors in 1995.

Before Fame

He was first overall pick in the 1970 NBA Draft.

Trivia

He became one of the few players in NBA history to have his number retired by two different teams. He died at the age of 73 after suffering from an illness. 

Family Life

He raised four children with his wife Rose.

Associated With

He played alongside fellow Hall of Famer Dave Bing on the Detroit Pistons in the 1970s.