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Former Philadelphia 76er, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, Hal Greer, dies at 81

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 31: Basketball: Philadelphia 76ers Hal Greer (15) in action, taking shot vs Baltimore Bullets, Philadelphia, PA 1/31/1969 (Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (SetNumber: X13822 TK3)

PHILADELPHIA– A former Philadelphia 76er and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer has passed away at 81.

Hal Greer, a 10-time NBA All-Star and the Sixers’ all-time leader in in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played, has passed away.

The team released the following statement on Greer’s passing:

The Philadelphia 76ers organization mourns the passing of Hal Greer, an NBA champion, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and team legend. Throughout his 15-year career with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers, Greer solidified his place as one of the greatest basketball players ever. An NBA champion in 1967 and 10-time NBA All-Star, Greer’s legacy includes being the 76ers’ all-time leader in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played, culminating in him being named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

Greer was the first player to have his number retired by the 76ers organization when the team retired his No. 15 in 1976. To further celebrate his place in team history, Greer also became the first player to be honored with a sculpture on 76ers Legends Walk at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in 2017.

In addition to his historic contributions on the court, Greer will forever be remembered as a true gentleman who used the tremendous platform of basketball to uplift and inspire others.