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.com confirmed Thurmond's death, noting he was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
The Warriors offered their condolences on Twitter:
We are saddened by the passing of a true Warriors Legend. Rest in Peace, Nate Thurmond. pic.twitter.com/4JT9aftJlg— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) July 16, 2016
|Nate Thurmond (Left)|
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|
“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.