Bob Lanier, a legend of the Detroit Pistons, has died at the age of 73

Bob Lanier. His high-profile career with the Detroit Pistons in the 1970s was hampered by injuries and his ambition to die, he died at the age of 73, the NBA announced Tuesday night.

Lanier, taken No. 1 all by Pistons in 1970 from St. Bonaventure, was a 10-time champion with a permit, 22.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 681 games in Detroit. He then played five seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks while hunting for a race that kept him out of all competitions and pro. He finished his NBA career in 1984 with 20.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

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