Bob Lanier, a legendary NBA player, is making headlines due to his untimely death. The NBA announced the death of Bob Lanier, an eight-time All-Star and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, yesterday(May 10). He was believed to have passed on at age 73.
Bob Lanier net worth at the time of his death
Bob will be missed by basketball fans all over the world. Prior to Bob’s departure, he was reported to have had in his possession about $5 million dollars.
Lanier, who played over a decade in the NBA, died after a brief illness while around his family. He may as well have died of old age.
Despite his 6-foot-11 stature, he played center with swift movements, according to his NBA biography. In 1992, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame after retiring decades ago.
His enormous influence on the NBA was also felt during his reign as the President of the National Basketball Players Association, where he was instrumental in negotiating a game-changing collective bargaining agreement.