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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
NBA All-Star Profile: Walt Frazier
Special to ESPN Classic


Walt Frazier, who went Southern Illinois, began his NBA career in 1967 when the New York Knicks selected him in the first round of the draft.

Frazier's cool demeanor and smooth style of play on the court electrified crowds at Madison Square Garden. Frazier, who was nicknamed "Clyde," could not only score, but was adept at passing and also a fierce defender. In 1970, Frazier led the Knicks to an NBA title.

In 1971, the Knicks put together one of best backcourt combinations in history when they teamed up Earl "the Pearl" Monroe and Frazier. The duo led New York to another NBA title in 1973. After ten years with the Knicks and parts of three seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Frazier retired in 1979.

Frazier scored 15,581 points (18.9 ppg) and handed out 5,040 assists (6.1 assists) during his career. He was named to the NBA's All-Defense First Team seven times (1969-75), selected to seven NBA All-Star games (1970-76, MVP in the 1975 game). Frazier was elected to the Hall of fame in 1987.

Career Statistics
G M FG% 3-P% FT% RPG APG Stl Blk Pts PPG
825 30,965 .490 .000 .786 5.9 6.1 681 59 15,581 18.9





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