Who was Bob Lanier? dies at 73, Net worth, Age, Wife, Family, Height, Son and Daughter

Bob Lanier was a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and a brilliant player and statesman in the game.

He was a professional basketball player with the National Basketball Association’s Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks.

Basketball Hall of Fame Bob Lanier Passed away

Bob Lanier, a Hall of Famer and longtime NBA Global Ambassador died at the age of 73. He was one of the best players of the 1970s and had a terrific sense of humor and played for the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks. He was a left-handed big man who was a great NBA player in the 1970s.

Lanier died following a brief illness, according to the NBA.”Bob Lanier was a Hall of Fame player and among the most gifted centers in NBA history, but his effect on the league went far beyond what he accomplished on the floor,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said of Lanier’s death.

Bob Lanier Age, Family, and Early Life

Robert Jerry Lanier jr, sometimes known as bob Lanier, was born in Buffalo, New York, on September 10, 1948. At the time of his death, he was 73 years old. He was born to Robert Sr., his father, and Nannette Lanier, his mother. Lanier was especially close to his father, who supported and encouraged him during his awkward teenage years.

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Lanier was sought by over 100 schools, but he chose to attend St. Bonaventure University, where he would play for famed coach Larry Weise. For every game, his parents were present. The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association selected Lanier first overall in the 1970 NBA draft. In the 1970 ABA Draft, he was a territorial pick by the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association.

Bob Lanier’s Career, What was his profession?

He was a basketball player who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During his 14 NBA seasons, he participated in eight NBA All-Star Games and was awarded the game’s Most Valuable Player in 1974. Both the Pistons and the Bucks retired his No. 16 jersey, while St. Bonaventure University retired his No. 31 jersey.

Lanier was a representative for the NBA. Lanier was initially turned down as a basketball player while growing up in Buffalo. When Lanier tried out for his elementary school team, a coach warned him that his feet were too big for him to be a great athlete. New coach Fred Schwepker, who had Lanier in Biology class, urged him to try out again in his junior year.

Which school and college did he go to?

He went to Bennett High School and then St. Bonaventure University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1970.

Bob Lanier’s Net Worth, How much does he earn?

He had an estimated net worth of $50 to 55 million at the time of his death.

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Bob Lanier’s Wife, What about his relationship?

Bob Lanier married twice in his life. He was first married to Shirley with whom he had four children but he later divorced her and married Rose Lanier with whom he had also four children.

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Is he available on any social media platforms?

We only located him on Twitter, where he had 333+ followers, but we were unable to trace him on any other social media sites, leading us to believe he may be using a different name.

Physical Appearance of Bob Lanier’s Height, Weight

HeightFeet: 6 Feet 10 Inch
Meter: 2.08m
Centimetre: 208 cm
WeightKilogram: 113 kg  
Pounds: 250 lbs
Hair ColourBald
Eye ColourBrown
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Bob Lanier’s you should be known

Zodiac SignN / A
Net Worth$50 to 55 million
Single/ In a relationshipMarried
Current SpouseShirley(Divorced)
Rose Lanier