Profession: NBA Center and Power Forward
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.
- 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