NBA Legend Nate Thurmond Has Past Away At The Age Of 74

NBA Legend Nate Thurmond Has Past Away At The Age Of 74
NBA Legend Nate Thurmond Has Past Away At The Age Of 74
BHR Hollywood Reports............Nate Thurmond, a 14-year NBA veteran who played 11 seasons with the San Francisco and Golden State Warriors, died Saturday at the age of 74.

NBA.com confirmed Thurmond's death, noting he was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

The Warriors offered their condolences on Twitter:

Nate Thurmond (Left)
Thurmond, who was named one of the N.B.A.’s 50 greatest players in 1996 when it celebrated its 50th anniversary, played mostly for the Warriors in the 1960s and ’70s He averaged 15 points a game, displaying a fine outside shooting touch, along with 15 rebounds.

 He played 11 seasons for the San Francisco and Golden State Warriors and his final three seasons with the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was a seven-time All-Star and was selected for the N.B.A.’s first or second all-defensive team five times.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., in 1985.

Nate And His Wife 
Thurmond, at 6 feet 11 inches, vied with the likes of Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Willis Reed and Wilt Chamberlain, his onetime teammate.

“The toughest center for me to play against is Nate Thurmond,” Abdul-Jabbar once remarked.

Thurmond retired after the 1976-77 season with 14,437 points and 14,464 rebounds.

In addition to his wife, Thurmond is survived by a son, Adam, from a previous relationship.

Thurmond was a longtime community relations ambassador for the Warriors and had owned a barbecue restaurant in San Francisco, where he lived.
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