May 28, 2022
Robert Jerry "Bob" Lanier Jr. (September 10, 1948 in Buffalo, New York - May 10, 2022) was an American basketball player. He played as a centerpiece in the NBA from 1970 to 1984. He was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. The Detroit Pistons booked Lanier into the NBA on his first booking at the 1970 booking ceremony. He represented Pistons for less than ten years. In February 1980, he moved to Milwaukee Bucks, where he ended his career in 1984. In his NBA career, Lanier played 959 regular season games, averaging 20.1 points, taking 10.1 rebounds and giving 3.1 basket-leading assists. Lanier had 67 playoffs, averaging 18.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He played in the NBA All-Star Game from 1972-1975, 1977-1979 and 1982.