POSTED: May 23, 2013 7:17 PM ET
The following statement was issued today by the Los Angeles Lakers regarding the death of former Laker Flynn Robinson:
"We are very sad to hear of the passing of Flynn Robinson," said Lakers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Jeanie Buss. "Flynn played an important role on the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA Championship and won what is still an NBA-record 33 consecutive games.
"Lakers fans might remember [Robinson] as 'Mr. Instant Point,' a nickname given to him by the great Chick Hearn, a nickname that was well earned as Flynn led the reserves in scoring that season, averaging 10 points in 16 minutes off the bench. He was a proud part of our Lakers heritage, participating in numerous reunions and special events over the years and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time."