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Walter "Walt" Frazier

Enshrined 1987
Atlanta GA
Born: March 29, 1945

Biography

With his Rolls Royce, knee-length fur coats, and stylish fedora hats, Knicks superstar Walt Frazier was the toast of New York City from 1967 to 1977. On the court, Frazier was super cool. His quick hands on defense combined with his calm, cool, and collected demeanor earned him the nickname "Clyde." As a collegian at Southern Illinois, Frazier led the school to the Division II Finals in 1965. Named Most Valuable Player, Frazier also brought the SIU Salukis to an NIT championship. In 1967, he joined the Knicks. Always the focal point of New York's offensive and defensive schemes, his offensive repertoire was a blend of smooth drives to the bucket and mid-range jump shots that burned opponents. Even with an All-Star cast, Frazier led the Knicks in scoring five times as well as to 1970 and 1973 NBA titles.

Career Highlights

NBA Championships with New York Knicks, 1970, 1973
NBA All-Star, 1970-76
All-NBA First-Team, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975
NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, 1996