Walt Frazier Net Worth
Walt Frazier is a former professional basketball player with an estimated net worth of $4.5 million. He was one of the greatest stars in NBA history and was part of two championship teams with the New York Knicks. Additionally, Walt is known as a style icon and has his own line of shoes named after him.
Walt was born on March 29th 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia to a paper manufacturer father and eight siblings. As a student-athlete at David Tobias Howard High School (where Walt earned both football and baseball letters), Walt excelled academically as well as athletically.
He graduated in 1963 and continued on to play basketball at Southern Illinois University on a scholarship. He was an outstanding player on both the football and basketball teams, widely considered to be the greatest player in school history.
His basketball career spanned four years and featured several All-Star appearances. He is best remembered for his lead in the deciding game of the 1970 NBA Finals, when he led New York Knicks to victory against Los Angeles Lakers.
After retiring from playing in 1980, Frazier began his telecaster and reporter career. He worked as a basketball reporter for TBS network before joining MSG Network as color commentator for Knicks game telecasts.
Throughout his career, Frazier earned seven consecutive selections to the All-Defensive First Team. Additionally, he was named NBA MVP in 1975 and is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Professional athlete Clyde Frazier earned the nickname “Clyde.” He spent all of his career with the New York Knicks, leading them to NBA titles in 1970 and 1973.
He is a seven-time NBA All-Star and the only player in franchise history to have won championships as both a point guard and forward. Additionally, he served as an NBA referee from 2009 until 2011.
Frazier was the oldest of nine children and began playing basketball on a dirt playground in segregated South during the 1950s. During his senior year at Southern Illinois University, he earned a place in history by competing in the National Invitation Tournament and earning himself the title of Most Valuable Player.
In 1976, he was selected to the NBA All-Star Game and helped lead New York Knicks to victory that year. Additionally, he is remembered for his inspirational performance during Game Seven of the 1970 NBA Finals against Los Angeles Lakers.
His performance earned him the nickname “Clyde,” which he still uses today. Additionally, he is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and one of NBA History’s 100 Greatest Players.
He currently works as a color commentator for NBA games on MSG Network and owns Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine restaurant in New York City. He resides with his longtime girlfriend Patricia James in Harlem.