7/25/1941 - 7/16/2016
NBA Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Nate Thurmond
Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame NBA center, died after a short battle with leukemia on July 16, 2016, according to multiple news sources. He was 74.
A seven-time All-Star and one of the most dominant centers in the game, Thurmond played for the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers during an NBA career that spanned 14 seasons, from 1963 – 1977. The 6’ 11” center was often referred to as “Nate the Great” or “Great Nate” due to his outstanding play.
Known for his...