With a nickname taken by a Knicks trainer from the folk-hero robber Clyde Barrow, whose life was chronicled in the film Bonnie and Clyde, Frazier presided over the Knicks for 10 years from 1967 to 1977. As a Knicks player, Frazier scored 19.3 points per game, played in seven NBA All-Star Games, and was named to four All-NBA First Teams and seven NBA All-Defensive First Teams. He is especially remembered for his inspirational performance in the seventh and deciding game of a thrilling 1970 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
He learned basketball on a rutted, dirt playground, the only facility available at his all-black school in the racially segregated South of the 1950s. more...
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Full Name: Walter Frazier Jr. Born: 3/29/45 in Atlanta High School: David Howard (Atlanta) College: Southern Illinois Drafted by: New York Knicks, 1967 (fifth overall) Transactions: Acquired by Cleveland Cavaliers as compensation for Knicks signing Jim Cleamons, 10/7/77
Nickname: Clyde Height: 6-4; Weight: 200 lbs. Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1987); NBA champion (1970, '73); All-NBA First Team (1970, '72, '74, '75); All-NBA Second Team (1971, '73); Seven-time All-Defensive First Team (1969-75); Seven-time NBA All-Star (1970-76); All-Star MVP (1975); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).