Willis Reed, the National Basketball Association Hall of Famer, died at 80 on March 21, his family said in a statement. The cause of death was not revealed but Reed was recently in poor health and could not attend the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the 1973 championship-winning team in New York this February.

He married Gale Kennedy, his second wife, in 1983. With his first wife Geraldine, who he married in 1964 but eventually divorced, he had two children Tracey and Willis Jr. Further details about his family are not known. Reed was born in Hico, Louisiana, in 1942

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His estimated net worth was $5 million, per reports.

Reed is best known for his illustrious career with the New York Knicks, where he played from 1964 to 1974. During this time, he helped the Knicks win two NBA championships in 1970 and 1973 and was a seven-time All-Star.

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Reed was known for his dominant play as a center and his tenacious defense, which helped him earn the nickname “The Captain.” He was also an exceptional leader on the court and was named the NBA Finals MVP in both championship runs.

In Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, Reed famously limped onto the court with a torn thigh muscle and hit the game’s first two shots, inspiring his team to victory. This moment is considered one of the greatest in NBA history.

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Overall, Willis Reed’s legacy with the Knicks is legendary, and he remains one of the most beloved players in franchise history. His number 19 jersey was retired by the Knicks, and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.