It’s with profound sadness we inform you that the American professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
Lanier was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992, Bob Lanier passed away. Subscribe to Open TV for more news updates. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob Lanier’s family.
The Detroit #Pistons mourn the loss of Bob Lanier, one of the greatest players to ever wear the red, white and blue. We extend heartfelt condolences to Bob’s family, friends and our extended Pistons and NBA family. #RIPDobber pic.twitter.com/8WDeT3jV0y— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) May 11, 2022
bob lanier was a basketball player in the united states bob lanier a hall of Famer and veteran of the Detroit piston center died on Tuesday night after starting the season 3-5 saint Bonaventure completed 17-7 in 1968-69.
lanier set the saint Bonaventure single-game scoring record with 51 points against seton hall in 24 games lanier averaged 27.3 points and 15.6 rebounds.
lanier was chosen as second-team all-American once again this time behind luau cinder at the center representatives from the American basketball association.
new york nets approached lanier during his junior year offering him 1.2 million dollars to leave school early and join the aba.
lanier on the other hand elected to stay in school after his father’s suggestion saint Bonaventure finished the 1969-70 regular season with a 25-1 record and a number three national rating with lanier averaging 29.2 points and 16.0 rebounds.
lanier led saint Bonaventure to a final four appearance in the 1970 NCAA tournament scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds in an 80-72 win over Davidson college 24 points and 19 rebounds in an 80-68 win over North Carolina state and 26 points and 14 rebounds in a 97-74 win over Villanova commissioner adam silver said bob lanier was a hall of fame player and one of the most gifted centers in NBA history but his impact went far beyond what he accomplished on the court according to national basketball association bob lanier a hall of Famer and veteran Detroit piston center died on 10 may night his age was 73.
the league didn’t specify what killed him only that he died after a brief illness bob lanier a basketball player caused death illness national basketball association confirmed the death of bob lanier.