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NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier Dies at 73, Fans Pay Tribute

NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier has left for the heavenly abode. He passed away at the age of 73. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the star. Keep reading further to know more about the cause of his death.

What was the cause of Bob’s death?

The Detroit Pistons Legend died at the age of 73 on Tuesday. The NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement regarding Bob’s passing away that stated that Bob died of a short illness. The main cause of his death was not disclosed.

Adam said, “For more than 30 years, Bob served as our global ambassador and as a special assistant to David Stern and to me, traveling the world to teach the game’s value and make a positive impact on young people everywhere. It was a labor of love for Bob, who was one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever been around.”

A little bit about Bob’s personal life

Bob was born on September 10, 1948, in Buffalo, New York, United States. Throughout his basketball career, he played for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an NBA ambassador.

The NBA great Bob was the son of Robert Sr. and Nannette Lanier. Rose Lanier is the longtime partner of the NBA player. As of now, not much is known about his better half. We must say Lanier was one of the greatest players of all time.

How did the fans react to the sad news?

As soon as the news of Bob’s passing away came out, the fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying tributes to him on the social media platform Twitter.

One fan wrote, “Bob Lanier in at his apex was a beast. Would hold his own against the likes of Kareem, Wilt, Unseld, Cowens, Bellamy etc. Rest In Peace”

Another user tweeted, “It’s a sad day for all of us who grew up in the 70’s, when the centers were the biggest stars. Bob Lanier was an NBA giant. Big and tough, with a smooth jumper and that lefty hook shot. And a gentleman’s gentleman off the court.”

Followed by a user who penned, “Very sad news overnight. We lost Bob Lanier, one of Detroit’s sporting icons. The Pistons turned a corner when he arrived here. I loved this visit when it was announced that the Pistons were moving back downtown to share LCA. Rest easy, Dobber.”

One user wrote, “NBA Hall Of Famer Bob Lanier has passed away at the age of 73. I had the honor of meeting him a few times with NBA Cares and had some great discussions with him. He has experienced so much. We have to honor and learn from our elders while we have them. Rest In Peace Bob Lanier”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the demise of the player. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Bob Lanier during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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