Hall of Famer Bellamy dead at 74
Former Hawk legend dead at age 74.
The Atlanta Hawks announced Saturday the death of Hall of Famer Walt Bellamy at age 74:
“The Atlanta Hawks family is saddened to learn of the death of Walt Bellamy at the age of 74 earlier today. The Hawks and the National Basketball Association have lost a giant. As an Olympic gold medalist, the first overall pick in 1961, Rookie of the Year in 1962, a four-time All-Star and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, his on-court accomplishments were overwhelming. Off the court, he was equally impactful as a family man, leader in the community, mentor and friend to many.”
Bellamy played 14 years in the NBA, four and a half with the Hawks. He finished his career with averaged of 20 points and 14 rebounds on 52 percent shooting. He was the 1962 Rookie of the Year, and a four-time All-Star.
Bellamy spent his later years working for the NAACP in Atlanta.
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