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Willis Reed (2010)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-08

Duration: 00:10:56

Subjects: Reed, Willis, 1942- | Sports | Basketball players


  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Reed, Gayle Interviewee
  • Willis, Howard Interviewee
  • Malone, Karl Interviewee
  • Reed, Willis Speaker


This segment from the 2010 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Willis Reed accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Reed, a native of Bernice, played college basketball at Grambling State University from 1961-1964 and professional basketball for the New York Knicks from 1964-1974. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982 and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in the NBA. The profile includes interviews with his wife, Gayle Reed, and his friends, Howard Willis and Karl Malone. Host: Jim Nickel