of World Balloon mourns the passing of one of its greatest exponents Bob LanierHistoric player who stood out in the NBA in the 70s and 80s.
The axis of 2.11 m, Lanier, was part of Detroit Pistons From 1970 to 1980, then to play 5 more seasons with Milwaukee Buckswhere he retired after the 1983/1984 campaign.
He said goodbye to professionalism, leaving a record of 19,248 points and 9,698 rebounds, with a career average of 20.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals. Selected 8 times for All-Star Game,
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Lanier, on the other hand, who will also be remembered for being a great promoter and ambassador for the NBA as well as basketball in general, was also recognized by league commissioner Adam Silver, who expressed his regret over the death. of his friend.
,For more than 30 years, Bob has served as our Global Ambassador and Special Assistant to David Stern and then me, traveling the world teaching the values of sport and making a positive impact on youth around the world. It was a labor of love for Bob who was one of the kindest and most sincere people I have ever met.Silver said in a statement on social media.
mythical Kareem Abdul-JabbariThere were also words for him who was one of his great rivals.
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,Bob Lanier will always be remembered as one of the greats in basketball, not because of his body shape, but because of the shape of his heart. He will be greatly missed by the game, the fans and I.”, Abdul-Jabbar wrote on social media.
Basketball Association mourns the death of Bob Lanier