Bob Lanier Shoes – Robert Jerry Lanier Jr. (Bob Lanier) was an NBA basketball player who spent time with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks (NBA).
In his 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.
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Bob appeared in eight NBA All-Star Games, winning the game’s Most Valuable Player award in 1974.
Both the Pistons and the Bucks retired Bob’s No. 16 jersey, while St. Bonaventure University retired his No. 31 jersey.
Bob served as an NBA ambassador in his later years.
Bob stood at 2.08 m tall and was also famed for wearing size 22 shoes, although that was disputed in 1989 by a Converse representative, who told The Atlanta Constitution that Lanier wore size 18 1/2.
According to rep Gary Stoken;
“The 22 he (Bob Rainer) was reputed to wear was a Korean size.”
However, what was not disputed was that Bob’s feet was very big.
Bob Lanier was born on September 10, 1948 and died on May 10, 2022, aged 73, after a short illness.