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Subject: Bob Lanier - 1948-2022


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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 09:23:23am
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Bob Lanier - 1948-2022 - Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame center Bob Lanier, one of the game's great players and statesmen, passed away on Tuesday evening. He was 73 years old. -

A great one for the Bonnies....we never beat them with Lanier!


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[> Subject: Re: Bob Lanier - 1948-2022


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Purp 1
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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 11:12:41am
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May he rest in peace. What a completely tremendous athlete and individual he was. Top shelf in anyone's estimation.

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[> Subject: Re: Bob Lanier - 1948-2022


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LoveNU1
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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 01:00:53pm
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So sad to hear this news. A great part of WNY sorts history. I can see the beautiful short range shot now.

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[> Subject: Re: Bob Lanier - 1948-2022


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Maldez
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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 06:25:24pm
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Damn, that's a shame...

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[> [> Subject: Stud of WNY


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Purp 1
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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 07:16:48pm
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Bob went about a decade with the Pistons where he averaged about 23/24 ppg, shot over 50%, and played around 35mpg. Haven't see anyone out of WNY close to his abilities maybe never.

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[> [> [> Subject: Well, Murph is in the Hall of Fame


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Misc
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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 07:37:47pm
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One could argue, playing under today's NBA rules, that Murph's career numbers would have been 2-3 ppg higher. And that's being conservative. The Rockets would have had Murph floating outside the 3-point line, especially with Moses underneath. Imagine if Murph would have been able to dedicate his game to 3-point shooting. He might have been Steph Curry before Steph Curry.

That said, it's also likely Lanier could have been today's version of Brook Lopez. A good spot up 3-point shooter in addition to his deadly low post game.

Either way, both players have to be considered the best 2 college players to lace them up in WNY. I know Costello was great, Manny Leaks, Tom Stith, Randy Smith, some of the great Canisius players. But Lanier and Murph have to be 1 and 2.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Well, Murph is in the Hall of Fame


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Maldez
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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 08:30:27pm
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"Lanier and Murph have to be 1 and 2 in WNY."

Yep, nobody else is even close.

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[> Subject: Re: Bob Lanier - 1948-2022


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WNY Greats
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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 11:57:22pm
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Lanier and Murphy are 1 and 2, but Tom Stith is a pretty clear #3. He was the 2nd overall pick in the NBA Draft, and, if not for tuberculosis derailing his career, he might be up there with the aforementioned top two.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Bob Lanier - 1948-2022


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Purp 1
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 12, 11:30:44am
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I was referring to players who were born in WNY.

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