Bob Lanier

Bob Lanier was a former NBA player. He is a Pro Basketball Hall of Famer.

Lanier was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1970 NBA Draft. He spent 14 seasons in the NBA.

He began his career with the Detroit Pistons. The center played for the Pistons from 1970-71 through part of the 1979-80 season.

The Buffalo, New York native was traded by the Pistons to the Milwaukee Bucks on February 4th, 1980. In exchange, the Pistons received Kent Benson and a 1980 first-round draft pick.

The draft selection later became Larry Drew.

Lanier played four-plus seasons with the Bucks to conclude his career. His career came to an end after the 1983-84 season.

He played in 959 games in his career with both franchises. He averaged 20.1 points per game.

He was inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.

The basketball legend passed away on May 10th, 2022.

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