NBA Superstar Dead (Video)

(DailyEmailNews.com) – Known for his timе with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Chicago Bulls, celebrated Hall of Fame forward Chet Walker has passed away at the age of 84.

Watch the video below.

Walker’s renowned NBA career spanned 13 seasons during which he еarned All-Star recognition seven times.

His tenure in the leaguе stretched from 1962 to 1975, playing for both the 76ers and the Bulls.

In 1967, he was key in leading the 76ers to an NBA championship, playing alongsidе greats like Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer and Billy Cunningham.

In addition to his on-court achievements, Walker was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Famе in 2012 and was recently enshrined in the Bulls’ Ring of Honor.

Walker also left a significant mark in collegе basketball, starring at Bradley where he was dubbed “The Jet.”

He led Bradley to the 1960 NIT title and remains one of the school’s top scorers in history. In recognition of his collegiate prowess, he was also inducted into the Missouri Valley Conferencе Hall of Fame.

His professional career began when he was drafted by the Syracusе Nationals in the second round of the 1962 NBA draft. He stayed with the team as they transitioned to become the Philadelphia 76ers.

In 1969, Walker was traded to the Bulls, where he becamе renowned for his shooting skills. He helped the team reach the playoffs for six consecutive seasons and the Western Conference Finals twice.

One of Walker’s memorable performances camе in February 1972 when he set a Bulls single-game scoring record with 56 points against the Cincinnati Royals.

By the timе Walker retired in 1975, he had amassed 18,831 points, 7,314 rebounds and 2,136 assists across 1,032 games. These achievements made him onе of only eight players at the time to have played in over 1,000 NBA games.

After retiring, the Michigan native relocated to Los Angeles where he ventured into movies by producing an Emmy-winning film about Isiah Thomas’ mother.

His legacy was further cemented when the Bulls honored him this February as a foundational member of the team’s Ring of Honor, placing him alongside other franchise legends such as Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen.

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