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Hal Greer

Born: June 26, 1936 (age 81) in Huntington

Hal Greer

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Harold Everett Greer is a retired American professional basketball player.

Born in Huntington, West Virginia, he attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington.

He played college basketball at Marshall University and was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA in 1958.

Greer played for Syracuse for five seasons, raising his scoring average to 22.8 points a game in 1961.

He was selected for the NBA All-Star team that year.

In 1963, the Syracuse Nationals moved to Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia 76ers.

There, Greer became well known as a teammate of Wilt Chamberlain, and starred on the powerful 1966-67 team that ended the eight-year championship reign of the Bill Russell-led Boston Celtics.

In the 76ers' 15 playoff games that season, Greer averaged a team-best 27.7 points.

Greer had an unusual but highly effective free throw technique, shooting a jump shot from the charity stripe.

He is usually considered the third-best guard of the 1960s, behind Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.

Greer played in 10 NBA All-Star Games and was the MVP of the 1968 game when he went 8-for-8 from the field and scored 21 points, a record-breaking 19 in one quarter.


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Hal Greer, Hall of Famer and Philadelphia 76ers’ leading scorer, dies at 81

PHILADELPHIA -- Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died.
Denver Post Also reported by •L.A. Times

NBA Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81; 76ers to honor franchise legend in Game 2 against Heat

Greer was named as one of the NBA's 50 greatest players, and is the 76ers' career scoring leader
CBS Sports

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News video: Sixers Legend Hal Greer Passes Away At Age Of 81

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Greer spent his entire 15-year career with the Syracuse Nationals and the Sixers.
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Philadelphia 76ers Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died.
NBA Also reported by •NewsmaxFOX Sports

76ers’ leading scorer, Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died.
FOX Sports Also reported by •USATODAY.com
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