Walt Frazier Knicks, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Son, Suits, Salary, and Net Worth

Walt Frazier Bio | Wiki

Walt Frazier (Full name: Walter “Clyde” Frazier Jr.) is an American former professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played as their floor general and top perimeter defender. Walt led the New York Knicks to the franchise’s only two championships (1970 and 1973).

Additionally, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. After his retirement from basketball, Walt entered into broadcasting and currently serves as a color commentator for telecasts of Knicks games on the MSG Network.

Walt Frazier Age

Walt was born on March 29, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is 76 years old.

Walt Frazier Height

He is quite a tall man and stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (Approx. 1.93 m).

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Walt Frazier Family

He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia by his parents. Walt was born the eldest of nine children. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity. He has, however, not shared information regarding his parents and/or siblings.

Walt Frazier Wife

Walt is in a romantic relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Patricia James. Together, they live in Harlem and St. Croix. Walt also has a son named Walt Jr. or Walt III.

Walt Frazier Education

He attended Atlanta’s David Tobias Howard High School. While there, Walt quarterbacked the football team and played catcher on the baseball team. Additionally, he learned basketball on a rutted and dirt playground, the only facility available at his all-black school.

Later, he accepted a basketball offer from Southern Illinois University. While in college, he became one of the premier collegiate basketball players in the country. Furthermore, he got the title of Division II All-American in 1964 and 1965.

Walt Frazier Knicks

Walt currently serves as a color commentator for telecasts of Knicks games on the MSG Network. He became fifth overall by the New York Knicks, going on to average 9.0 points per game. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team during the 1967–68 season. On October 30, 1969, Walt recorded 43 points to go along with 9 rebounds and 5 assists in a 123–110 win over the Houston Rockets. He was selected as an NBA All-Star during the 1969–70 season.

In 1976, Walt was selected for his seventh and final NBA All-Star Game. He held Knicks franchise records for most games 759. After the 1976–77 season, Walt became traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the younger Jim Cleamons. He only played only 66 games with the Cavaliers over the course of three seasons. Walt retired midway through the 1979–80 season.

Walt Frazier Suits

Since the late 1960s, Walt has been known for being a fashion icon. He was one of the first major pro athletes to be acclaimed as such. Every suit he wears while broadcasting New York Knicks games on the MSG Network is cataloged and graded by the website Clyde So Fly.

Additionally, Walt has a line of Puma sneakers named after him. The promotional material references his “signature colorful style”

Walt Frazier Salary

He serves as a color commentator for telecasts of Knicks games on the MSG Network, he, therefore, receives a satisfactory salary. Walt’s average salary is $100,000 per year.

Walt Frazier Net Worth

He has played basketball and worked as a journalist for many years. Therefore, there is no doubt he has accumulated decent wealth over the years. The estimated net worth of Walt is $1.5 million.

How Old Is Walt Frazier

Walt was born on March 29, 1945, thus, he is 76 years old.

What Was Walt Frazier Known For

Walt is especially remembered for his inspirational performance in the seventh and deciding game of the 1970 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Why Is Walt Frazier Called Clyde

During his rookie season with the Knicks, Walt picked up the nickname “Clyde” because he wore a fedora similar to that of Warren Beatty. Warren played Clyde Barrow in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.