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Walt Frazier – May Vintage Athlete of the Month

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Imagine if you played the best game of your career to lead your team to victory in the seventh game of an NBA Championship Series, and yet, when historians discuss the game you get little mention as they spend most of their time talking about someone who scored only four points in the game and could barely get up and down the court.

Such is the case for the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month for May, Walt “Clyde” Frazier.

To most, the defining image of the 1970 NBA Finals between the New York Knickerbockers and Los Angeles Lakers is that of New York center Willis Reed limping out of the locker room prior to game seven, and then hitting two baskets that set the tone for the Knicks ultimate vi...

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