Bob Lanier Obituary

Bob Lanier Obituary

Bob Lanier Obituary – Robert Jerry Lanier Jr. (Bob Lanier) was an NBA basketball player who spent time with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks (NBA).

In 1992, Bob was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


In 14 NBA seasons, Bob averaged 20.1 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists per game, 1.5 blocks per game, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 51.4 percent from the floor.

Bob Lanier Obituary

For more than 30 years, Bob was the league’s worldwide ambassador, “crossing the world to teach the game’s values and make a positive impact on young people everywhere.”

Despite his 6-foot-11 frame, Bob played center with “fluid” motions, according to his NBA biography.

Bob was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992 after retiring in 1984.

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Nicknamed the Big Dobber, Bob Lanier, whose height was 2.08m took up a lot of room under the basket, and he dominated the middle on defense.

Bob Lanier was born on September 10, 1948 and died on May 10, 2022, aged 73, following a short illness.

Announcing Bob’s death, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement;

“Bob Lanier was a Hall of Fame player and among the most talented centers in the history of the NBA, but his impact on the league went far beyond what he accomplished on the court.”

“His enormous influence on the NBA was also seen during his time as President of the National Basketball Players Association, where he played a key role in the negotiation of a game-changing collective bargaining agreement.”


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