NBA Hall of Fame player Bob Lanier passed away on Tuesday at the age of 73.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement noting that Lanier died following a short illness. Lanier was previously treated for bladder cancer in 2019.
“Bob Lanier was a Hall of Fame player and among the most talented centers in the history of the NBA, but his impact on the league went far beyond what he accomplished on the court. For more than 30 years, Bob served as our global ambassador and as a special assistant to David Stern and then me, traveling the world to teach the game’s values and make a positive impact on young people everywhere,” Silver wrote.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s statement regarding the passing of Bob Lanier. pic.twitter.com/8GD9BhKt7C