HOFer Bob Lanier, 8-Time NBA All-Star, Dies at 73


HOFer Bob Lanier, 8-Time NBA All-Star, Dies at 73

Hall of Famer and longtime Detroit Pistons center Bob Lanier died on Tuesday night, the NBA announced.
He was 73. The league didn't announce his cause of death, other than saying he battled "a short illness." Lanier was drafted by the Pistons with the No. 1 overall pick in 1970 out of St. Bonaventure. The Buffalo, New York, native then spent the next decade in Detroit, where he helped lead them to four playoff appearances while picking up seven All-Star nods. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1979-80 season. Lanier then finished his career with the Bucks and retired in 1984. Lanier averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds in 959 games. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992.
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