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Willis Reed

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Basketball Player

The Resume

    (June 25, 1942-March 21, 2023)
    Played for the New York Knicks (1964-74)
    NBA Rookie of the Year (1965)
    NBA Most Valuable Player (1970)
    NBA Finals MVP (1970, 1973)
    NBA All-Star Game MVP (1970)
    Coached New York Knicks (1977-79), Creighton University (1981-85) and New Jersey Nets (1988-89)
    Attended Grambling State University
    Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame (1982)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was injury-prone his entire career.
    He was forced to retire after only playing ten seasons.
    As a coach, he had an overall losing record.
    He was divorced.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is best known for his dramatic return from injury prior to the deciding game of the 1970 NBA Finals. That was credited with inspiring the Knicks to their first NBA title.
    He was the first NBA player to win regular-season, all-star game and finals MVP's in the same year (1970).
    He played with the Knicks his whole career.
    He remarked, 'Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star.'
    He was selected one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).
    He is left-handed.

Credit: Hoxy

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 298 Votes: 54.70% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 31.58% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 57.58% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 68 Votes: 57.35% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 122 Votes: 52.46% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 152 Votes: 41.45% Annoying