Bob Lanier is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born on September 10, 1948 in Buffalo, New York.
Lanier played center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1970 to 1984. He played for the Detroit Pistons, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Golden State Warriors. He was a two-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Second Team three times.
Lanier was known for his size, strength, and aggressive play. At 6 feet 11 inches tall, he was one of the tallest players in the league during his career. He was also known for his footwork and his ability to score with both his left and right hand.
Lanier’s professional career was shortened by injury, but he left a lasting impact on the game of basketball. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.
After retiring from the NBA, Lanier has been active in a variety of other pursuits, including broadcasting and business. He is widely regarded as one of the best centers in the history of the NBA and remains a beloved figure in the world of basketball.