Robert Jerry Lanier, Jr. (born September 10, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In his 14 NBA seasons, Lanier averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game while shooting a respectable 51.4 percent from the field. He played in eight NBA All-Star Games, and was named Most Valuable Player of the 1974 game. He has had his #16 jersey retired by both the Pistons and the Bucks.
BornSeptember 10, 1948 (age 70)
Buffalo, New YorkNationalityAmericanListed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)Career informationHigh schoolBennett (Buffalo, New York)CollegeSt. Bonaventure (1967–1970)NBA draft1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overallSelected by the Detroit PistonsPlaying career1970–1984PositionCenterNumber16Career historyAs player:1970–1980Detroit Pistons1980–1984Milwaukee BucksAs coach:1995Golden State WarriorsCareer highlights and awards
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