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Sam Lacey
Birth: Mar. 28, 1948
Indianola
Sunflower County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2014
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Professional Basketball Player. For thirteen seasons (1970 to 1983), he played at the center position in the National Basketball Association with the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City/Omaha Kings, New Jersey Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers. After attending Gentry High School in Mississippi, he played collegiate basketball at New Mexico State University. While with the Aggies, he distinguished himself when he achieved All-American honors and was a major contributor to New Mexico State's reaching the "Final Four" during the 1970 NCAA Tournament. Selected by Cincinnati as the 5th overall pick during the first round of the 1970 NBA Draft, Lacey totaled 1,002 regular season games and compiled 10,303 points with 9,687 total rebounds. In 1975, he led the NBA with 921 defensive rebounds and earned all-star status that year. During the course of his career, Lacey (at 6 feet, 10 inches) was a highly-productive force on both offense and defense. He is considered by many as being the Kings' most accomplished player during the 1970s. After retiring from basketball, he worked in the real estate industry. His uniform number 44 was retired by the Kings' franchise. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Riverside Memorial Gardens
Indianola
Sunflower County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 15, 2014
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Sam Lacey
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Sam Lacey
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