Bob Lanier was an American professional basketball player who played center for the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
Lanier was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.
For the 14 NBA season, Lanier was averaging 20.1 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.5 bpg, and 1.1 Spg, while shooting an impressive 51.4 percent on the floor.
He participated in 8 NBA All-Star Games and was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the 1974 game, but there was no participation in the NBA Finals during his career.
His accomplishments were in spite of a lengthy history of knee injuries.
Bob Lanier Net Worth At The Time Of Death
Bob Lanier has an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of his death.
Born on September 10, 1948, in Buffalo, New York, United States, Lanier died on May 10, 2022, at the age of 73.
Lanier had his No. 16 jersey retired by the Pistons as well as the Bucks and also had his No. 31 jersey was retired from St. Bonaventure University, for which he played in basketball in college.
After his retirement from playing, he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, and briefly was the interim coach. He later worked in the role of the NBA Cares Global Ambassador.