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Walter “Clyde” Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a spokesman for Just For Men hair products and a color commentator for telecasts of New York Knicks’ games.

After having a great career at David Howard High School in Atlanta, Frazier’s choices for furthering his career were limited. Due to policies of racial segregation, major colleges in Georgia, such as Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia as well as all other major universities in the south, did not admit African-Americans. Frazier chose to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale|Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale, Illinois.

Frazier wasted no time in becoming one of the premier collegiate basketball players in the country. He was named a Division II All-American in 1964 and 1965. In 1965, Frazier led SIU to the NCAA Division II Tournament only to lose in the finals to University of Evansville|Evansville 85-82 in overtime. In 1966, he was academically ineligible for basketball.

In 1967, with Frazier playing at point guard, SIU won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), beating Marquette University 71-56. Frazier was named MVP of the 1967 tournament.

Frazier was drafted by the New York Knicks, where he picked up his nickname of “Clyde”. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1968. He was an NBA All-Star seven times, and was the MVP of the 1975 NBA All-Star Game. With Frazier, the Knicks captured the NBA Finals|NBA championships in 1970 and 1973.

Frazier held team records for most games (759), minutes played (28,995), field goals attempted (11,669), field goals made (5,736), free throws attempted (4,017), free throws made (3,145), assists (4,791) and points (14,617). Patrick Ewing would eventually break most of those records, but Frazier’s assists record still stands.

Frazier was also one of the first players to make stealing the ball an art form. He would make sudden steals and suprise the offense. When asked about his defensive success, he answered that he doesn’t believe in contact defense. Instead he liked to play defense but seem like he wasn’t playing defense. He believed that if he did that, the player would think Frazier wasn’t playing defense and would be more relaxed. That’s when Frazier would steal the ball with his quick hands.

In 1987, Walt Frazier was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

In 1996, he was elected to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Frazier also was one of the “new breed” of athletes that emerged in the 1960s, such as Joe Namath and Dick Allen.

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