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76ers Icon Hal Greer Dies at 81

Hal Greer is one of the all-time greatest Sixers, leading the team in points, field goals & games

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    Sixers Legend Hal Greer Dies

    Hal Greer, a 76ers legend and member of the 1967 Championship team, has died at 81, the team announced Monday.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Sixers hall of famer Hal Greer has died.

    The Sixers said Greer died Saturday night in Arizona after a brief illness. He was 81.

    Greer spent 15 seasons with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers franchise and finished his career with a record 21,586 points.

    Greer is 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," the team said in a news release. He was also the second-leading scorer on Philadelphia's NBA championship team of 1966-67.

    Twice Greer received team firsts: the Sixers retired Greer's No. 15 jersey in 1976 and honored him with a sculpture on 76ers Legends Walk at the team training complex in Camden in 2017.

    He played at Marshall and was the 13th overall pick by the Nationals in the 1958 draft.

    He was a legend on and off the court.

    "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," the team said.

    The team planned to celebrate Greer's legacy before Game 2 against the Heat in South Philadelphia Monday night.

    The Sixers said Greer was survived by his wife Mayme, a son and two daughters. Funeral plans have yet to be revealed.