Walt Frazier

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Basketball player
Walt Frazier
Frazier with Santiago27s3.jpg
Player information
Full name Walter Frazier
Nickname Clyde
birthday 29th March 1945 (age 75)
place of birth Atlanta , Georgia , United States
size 193 cm
position Point guard
college Southern Illinois
NBA draft 1967 , 5th Pick , New York Knicks
Clubs as active
1967–1977 New York Knicks 1977–1980 Cleveland CavaliersUnited StatesUnited States
United StatesUnited States

Walter "Clyde" Frazier Jr. (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta , Georgia ) is a retired American basketball player . From 1967 to 1980 he played in the US professional league NBA , most of it with the New York Knicks . In 1987 Frazier was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . He is also included in the list of the 50 best basketball players of all time .


As a student he played for the Salukis at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Illinois. Between 1967 and 1980 he played in the NBA for the teams of the New York Knicks (1967-1977) and Cleveland Cavaliers (1977-1980). Frazier is 1.93 m tall and played in the position of point guard . He got his nickname from a trainer based on the bank robber Clyde Barrow .

Frazier was elected to the All NBA First Team four times and was appointed to the NBA All-Rookie Team after his first season in 1968 . He was nominated seven times for the NBA All-Star Game and elected MVP of the All-Star Game in 1975 .

With 4,791 assists he is the all-time leader in this category at the Knicks, with which he won the championship in 1970 and 1973. He was one of the best defenders in NBA history in the point guard position. He was elected to the All-Defensive First Team seven times . In 1987 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and voted one of the 50 best players in NBA history in 1996 for the 50th anniversary of the NBA .

In June 2018 Frazier signed a brand ambassador contract with Puma , the sporting goods manufacturer whose shoes he had already worn during his active playing career. The occasion was Puma's planned return to basketball.

See also

Web links

Commons : Walt Frazier  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/walt-frazier/
  2. PUMA's unique proposition in basketball - PUMA CATch up . In: PUMA CATch up . October 11, 2018 ( puma-catchup.com [accessed October 13, 2018]).