NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier dies at 73

The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness.

The Athletic reported in 2019 that Lanier was being treated for bladder cancer.

Lanier played 14 seasons with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks and averaged 20.1 points and 10.1

1 overall pick in 1970 after he led St. Bonaventure to the Final Four.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the 6-foot-10, 250-pound Lanier was among the most talented centers in league history,

Lanier went into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. 

Born Sept. 10, 1948, in Buffalo, New York, Lanier starred in college at St

Lanier overcame a litany of orthopedic injuries, dealing with shoulder, back, elbow, hand and toe problems during his career

Lanier averaged fewer minutes with the Bucks, but he was part of Milwaukee teams that reached the Eastern Conference finals in 1983 and 1984, the final two seasons of his career

In 1995, Lanier was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, 

 Lanier went 12-25, and the Warriors found another coach after the season.