Willis Reed Biography
|Date of Birth:||1942 , June-25|
|Age:||79 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 9 Inch|
|Education||Grambling State University|
|Awards||NBA Most Valuable Player Award|
Wills Reed is an American professional basketball player and collegiate basketball coach. NBA superstar who spent his entire career with New York Kings was awarded Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Further, he was voted as one of the fifty greatest NBA History in 1996.
After retirement as a player, Wills Reed worked for a number of teams as an assistant and head coach for nearly a decade. He then became a General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations for the New Jersey Nets from 1989 to 1996.
Early life and Education
Wills Reed was in Dubach, Louisiana, United States, on June 25, 1942. He was raised up on a farm in a middle-class family in nearby Bernice Louisiana with his parents. His parents worked hard to make sure that Reed gets an education in the segregated South.
Wills Reed attended West High School in Lillie, Louisiana. At such an early age, he played basketball showing his athletic ability during his time at High School. After accomplishing his schooling, he moved to Grambling State University.
At this time, Wills Reed played the basketball for the Grambling State Tigers mens basketball. He gathered 21.3 rebounds, 26.6 points in every game, and 2,280 career points during his senior year. Regarding his ethnicity, he is a Black American as far as concerned his nationality, Wills is an American.
Wills Reed started to play basketball from his early age. After completing his College life, he moved to New York Knicks and got selected in the second round of the 1964 NBA draft.
Wills Reed spent 10 years for Knicks. That American professional basketball team Knicks also made one of the indestructible defensive team of all time through the combination of Walt Frazier and Wills. Furthermore, he won NBA MVP honors in the year 1970. He also won two NBA Championships with Knicks.
Personal life and Affair
75 years old, Wills Reed married his girlfriend Gale Kennedy on August 20, 1983. The couple is blessed with two children. Their marriage ceremony held in a private away with his families and simulate friends.
Moreover, former NBA player Wills and his second wife Gale were reportedly spotted at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, on September 12, 2016, for 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.
Wills Reeds marriage with Gale is not his first marriage but he was previously married to another woman whose identity is still far from the Media. He has also 26 years old illegitimate daughter from his previous relationship with Eleanor Bradley.
The daughter was born in September 1990. Their daughter is under the custody of Eleanor Bradley. He also gives monthly amount of about $2000 to his daughter. Bradly also said,
I do not feel that I should have a beg, cajole or coax a man with his financial resources to do the right thing for his daughter.
Eventually, the couple split up in September 1991, according to court official paper. Currently, he lives with his wife Gale and two children.
Net Worth and Body Measurement
As a former NFL basketball player, Wills Reed has garnered a tremendous amount of net worth from his prolific career. He has a current net worth of $5 million. He looks extremely tall with his height of 6 feet 8 inches and his weight is 109 kg.