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Willis Reed

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed

Profession: NBA Center and Power Forward

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Spent his entire professional playing career (1964–1974) with the New York Knicks, winning the NBA Championship twice. In 1997, he was voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Born: June 25, 1942
Birthplace: Hico, Louisiana, USA
Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1970-01-20 20th NBA All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 142-135; MVP: Willis Reed, NY Knicks, C; Tom and Dick Van Arsdale, first brothers to play in same NBA All-Star Game
  • 1976-10-21 NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

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