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Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, former Pistons and Bucks center, dies at 73 - The Athletic

Lanier, an eight-time All-Star, averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds in 14 seasons with the Detroit Pistons (1970-80) and the Milwaukee Bucks (1980-84).

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Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, former Pistons and Bucks center, dies at 73 - The Athletic Image

Hall of Fame center Bob Lanier has died following a short illness, the NBA announced Tuesday night. He was 73.

Lanier, an eight-time All-Star, averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds in 14 seasons with the Detroit Pistons (1970-80) and the Milwaukee Bucks (1980-84). The 1974 NBA All-Star Game MVP was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992.

"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," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "It was a labor of love for Bob, who was one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever been around.

"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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