A great NBA champion died

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The news was announced by the NBA late Tuesday night.

According to US media, Reid died of heart failure.

He spent his entire playing career between 1964 and 1974 with the Knicks. With the New Yorkers, he won titles in 1970 and 1973, being named “Finals Most Valuable Player” on both occasions. Especially dramatic remains the first title in 1970, when the center played in the decisive game number 7 with the Los Angeles Lakers with a torn thigh muscle.

That same season, he also became the first player in NBA history to win the MVP, All-Star MVP and Finals MVP awards in a single campaign. broadcasts BTA.

In his honor, the New York Knicks are retiring No. 19.

Since 2006, Willis Reed has been part of the “Hall of Fame” of the National Basketball Association.