Sixers great, HOF guard Greer dies at 81


Hall of Fame guard Hal Greer, who starred on the Wilt Chamberlain-led Philadelphia Sixers team that went 68-13 and won the 1966-67 NBA championship, has died, the team announced Monday. He was 81.

A 10-time All-Star, Greer played all of his 15-year career with the Sixers, formerly the Syracuse Nationals, who drafted him with the 13th pick of the 1958 draft.

During the Sixers’ 1966-67 title run, Greer averaged a team-high 27.7 points over 15 playoff games and helped Philadelphia dethrone the reigning eight-year champion Boston Celtics.

Greer, who scored more than 20,000 points in his career, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.

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