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The Sweet Game of Walt “Clyde” Frazier

by Mark Benson on January 24, 2012

Sweet Game of Clyde

He is often called the epitome of New York Knickerbockers basketball. Quick, skillful and a lot of panache, Clyde’s playing days as an NBA guard has made him one of the household names in not only the game but life as well.

Clyde was drafted into the NBA in 1967 and became a member of the All-Rookie Team of 1968. He was instrumental in winning for the Gotham City squad two NBA championships, in 1970 and 1973 together with teammates Senator Bill Bradley, all time winningest championship coach Phil Jackson, the indomitable Willis Reed and shooter Dave Debuscherre. He was also named to seven NBA All-Star Teams.

Frazier was the record holder for the New York Knicks franchise for most played games, most points scored, assists, free throws attempted and made, field goals attempted and made until Patrick Ewing came along with his career. He was the MVP of the 1975 NBA All-Star Game and has been named as one of the Top 50 All-Time players in NBA history. He was unofficially named Mr. Knicks for a greater part of the seventies and eighties and his No. 10 jersey was retired by the Knicks organization in 1979. [click to continue…]

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