Walter "Walt" Frazier
With his Rolls Royce automobile, 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 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 New York Knicks. Always the focal point of New York's game plan, his offensive repertoire was a blend of smooth drives to the bucket and mid-range jump shots that burned opponents. Still his defense set him apart as he was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team seven consecutive years starting in 1969. Even with an All Star cast, Frazier led the Knicks in scoring five times as well as to 1970 and 1973 NBA titles.
BornMarch 29, 1945 Atlanta, GA
Professional CareerCleveland Cavaliers New York Knicks