New York Knicks legend Walt Frazier visited Drew University this September to participate in the school’s new “In the Game” interview series which is hosted by New York Times columnist Ira Berkow. During the interview, Frazier hit on all kinds of different topics ranging from his basketball days to events clothing style, and seemed to have a answer for everything right on the spot. In addition to that, the two-time NBA champion made sure to keep things light hearted and funny so that the audience would be entertained at all times. Frazier also discussed and compared the Knicks in today’s world to back when he played on the team during the 70’s, and this brought about lots of nostalgia for himself and his fans alike.
The Georgia native played football and baseball during high school, and actually learned to play basketball on a dirt playground terrain. He ended up attending Southern Illinois University on a basketball scholarship despite receiving many football scholarships to other schools. In 1967, Frazier entered the NBA Draft and was selected as the 5th overall pick by the New York Knicks, with whom he stayed with for 10 years. He spent the final three years of his professional career in Cleveland with the Cavaliers, but is still mostly remembered for his time in New York. In 2012, the Big Apple’s “Ride of Fame” mobile monuments dedicated a double decker tour bus to him .
The former basketball star went to Drew University to showcase his passion for basketball and many other things during his interview with Ira Berkow. It was a fun event for everyone who got to see it, and was surely pretty exciting for the player himself.
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