Celtics and Knicks Legend Willie Naulls Passes Away at 84

​It is a sad day for the basketball world.

Often lost to history but still a powerful figure in the game, standout Knick Willie Naulls passed away on Sunday at the age of 84.

Another African-American sports hero was taken away from us in November of 2018 when ​NFL player Wally Triplett passed away. Like Triplett, Naulls helped break trends for his sport. He was the first African-American team captain for the Knicks, and suited the role well.

Drafted in 1956, Naulls went on…

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