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Willis Reed

Willis Reed

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He was a member of two NBA World Champion teams with the New York Knicks in the early 1970's; A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
Fee Range: $10,000 - $20,000

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Willis Reed Bio

Willis Reed, Jr. played for the New York Knicks in the NBA for his entire career. In his first years he held the power forward position, then he gained fame as the starting center.

Despite his average stature (he stood at a mere 6 ft 9 in, when, for instance, his contemporaries Wilt Chamberlain or Lew Alcindor stood at 7 ft 1 in and 7 ft 2 in respectively ), Reed enjoyed a brilliant career with the Knicks, winning two championship rings, in 1970 and 1973 and one MVP award in 1970.

Reed's most famous performance took place on May 5, 1970, during Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in Madison Square Garden. Despite a severe thigh injury, he started the game in front of a thrilled audience, won the tip-off, and scored the first two baskets of the game. The Knicks won the game 113-99, giving New York City its first ever NBA title.

Sadly, Reed's career was cut short by injuries and he had to retire after the 1973-1974 season, his tenth. For his career, Reed averaged 18.7 ppg and 12.9 rpg, playing 650 games.

For all his achievements, he was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. He is widely considered as one of the greatest Knicks ever, with the likes of Walt Frazier and Patrick Ewing.

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