76ers’ all-time top scorer Greer dies

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Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadel­phia 76ers’ ca­reer lead­ing scorer, 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 and fin­ished his ca­reer with a record 21,586 points. He’s also the 76ers’ ca­reer leader in field goals, field goals at­tempted, games and min­utes played.

Greer was the first player to have his num­ber re­tired (15) by the 76ers in 1976. Greer also be­came the first player to be hon­ored with a sculp­ture on 76ers Leg­ends Walk at the team train­ing com­plex in 2017.

Greer made 10 straight All-Star games and earned All-Star Game MVP hon­ors in 1968. He was also the sec­ond-lead­ing scorer on Philadel­phia’s NBA cham­pi­onship team of 1966-67 and would earn a spot on the NBA 50th An­niver­sary All-Time Team in 1996.

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

The Six­ers will honor Greer be­fore their play­off game against the Mi­ami Heat on Mon­day night.

The Six­ers said Greer was sur­vived by his wife Mayme, a son and two daugh­ters.

Hal Greer

FILE — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

In this file photo, Hal Greer (15), of the Philadel­phia 76ers, ac­cepts a ball from Six­ers owner Irv Kosloff af­ter Greer reached 20,001 points dur­ing a bas­ket­ball game against the Mil­wau­kee Bucks in Philadel­phia, Pa. Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the...

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