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Bob Lanier was the model of consistency during his 14-year NBA career with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks.

Bob Lanier was the model of consistency during his 14-year NBA career with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks. With Lanier’s sweeping left-hand hook and dominating inside play, he was one of the most feared big men of his era.

Lanier had an equally imposing outside game, as well and his sweet shooting touch from the perimeter placed him in a rarified class of being a true inside/outside force. He proved this as an eight-time All-Star and was the 1974 All Star Game MVP. Lanier's career numbers —19,248 points (20.1 ppg) and 9,698 rebounds (10.1 rpg) — still rank among the top 20 in NBA records.

Lanier began his professional career in auspicious fashion-he was the number one choice of the Detroit Pistons in the 1970 draft and was later named to the NBA's All-Rookie team. Lanier graduated from St. Bonaventure, near his native Buffalo, NY. He holds St. Bonaventure records for scoring (27.6 ppg) and rebounding (15.7 rpg) and was a three-time All-America.

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