Walt Frazier

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Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.wikipedia
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New York Knicks

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As their floor general, he led the New York Knicks to the franchise's only two championships (1970 and 1973), and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.
Rookies Phil Jackson and Walt Frazier were named to the NBA All-Rookie Team while Dick Barnett and Willis Reed performed in the 1968 NBA All-Star Game.

National Basketball Association

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Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.
Some of the biggest stars of this era were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rick Barry, Dave Cowens, Julius Erving, Elvin Hayes, Walt Frazier, Moses Malone, Artis Gilmore, George Gervin, Dan Issel, and Pete Maravich.

Southern Illinois Salukis men's basketball

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After Howard, Frazier attended Southern Illinois University.
In 1967, SIU, led by guard Walt Frazier, who went on to be named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, won the National Invitation Tournament under coach Jack Hartman.

MSG Network

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Upon his retirement from basketball, Frazier went into broadcasting; he is currently a color commentator for telecasts of Knicks games on the MSG Network.

1969–70 NBA season

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Frazier was chosen as an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career during the 1969–70 season.
They had a solid team of players led by star center Willis Reed and rising star guard Walt Frazier.

List of NBA All-Stars

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Frazier was chosen as an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career during the 1969–70 season.

1967–68 NBA season

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He scored just two points in a 13-point loss against the Detroit Pistons in his NBA debut, but then went on to become one of five NBA players to be named to the NBA All-Rookie Team during the 1967–68 season.

NBA All-Star Game

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He would go on to be selected to seven NBA All-Star Games over the course of his 10-year stint with the Knicks.

Willis Reed

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The Knicks were able to make it all the way to the NBA Finals during the 1970 NBA playoffs thanks to the great play of both Frazier and star teammate Willis Reed.
With Reed clogging the middle and Walt Frazier pressuring the ball, the Knicks would be the best defensive club in the league for five of the next six seasons.

David T. Howard High School

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The eldest of nine children, Frazier attended Atlanta's David Tobias Howard High School.

1973 NBA Finals

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Frazier won his and the Knicks' second NBA championship in 1973, when the Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a five-game series.
New York would take Games 4 and 5 Walt Frazier averaging 20 points per game in this series.

Earl Monroe

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The Knicks were unable to repeat as champions in 1971, falling to the Baltimore Bullets and their star shooting guard Earl Monroe in the second round of the playoffs despite Frazier's great 20.4 points per game average during the second series. Following the 1970–71 season the Knicks traded for Earl Monroe, whom was always difficult for Frazier to guard.
In 1971, Monroe was traded to the New York Knicks and formed what was known as the "Rolls Royce Backcourt" with the equally flamboyant Walt Frazier.

1970 NBA Finals

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The Knicks were able to make it all the way to the NBA Finals during the 1970 NBA playoffs thanks to the great play of both Frazier and star teammate Willis Reed.
Walt "Clyde" Frazier took it from there, finishing with 36 points and 19 assists as the Knicks won the championship, 113-99.

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Frazier is a member of the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha.
Other world renowned-members include political activist Cornel West, musicians Duke Ellington and Lionel Richie, NBA legend Walt Frazier, Jamaican Prime Minister Norman Manley, Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Investor and founder of Vista Equity Partners Robert F. Smith, United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins, six time MTV Video Music Awards - winning director/choreographer Frank Gatson Jr., hero of the Nashville Waffle House shooting, James Shaw Jr., and ESPN sportscasters Stuart Scott, Stan Verrett and Jay Harris.

Jerry West

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Frazier's defense on Jerry West played a major role in defeating the star-filled team.
The Lakers won 46 games, and in the 1970 NBA Playoffs, they narrowly beat the Phoenix Suns in seven games and swept the Hawks in four, setting up the first NBA Finals between the Lakers and the rugged New York Knicks, led by Hall-of-Famers, such as Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere, Bill Bradley, and Walt Frazier.

1970–71 NBA season

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Following the 1970–71 season the Knicks traded for Earl Monroe, whom was always difficult for Frazier to guard.

Cleveland Cavaliers

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After ten years in New York, Frazier ended his career as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

1979–80 NBA season

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He retired midway through the 1979–80 season, when he only played 3 games and averaged career-lows of 3.3 points and 2.7 assists before being waived.

NBA All-Defensive Team

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Walt Frazier, Dennis Rodman and Chris Paul made the All-Defensive first team seven times.

NBA All-Rookie Team

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He scored just two points in a 13-point loss against the Detroit Pistons in his NBA debut, but then went on to become one of five NBA players to be named to the NBA All-Rookie Team during the 1967–68 season.

All-NBA Team

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50 Greatest Players in NBA History

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Saint Croix

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He lives in Harlem with his long-term girlfriend, Patricia James, and they also have a home in St. Croix.