American basketball player William Dean Naulls was born on October 7, 1934, and died on November 22, 2018.
He was an American expert ball player.
William Dean Naulls played 10 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he was a four-time NBA All-Star with the New York Knicks, and won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics.
Naulls experienced childhood in California, where he was named the state’s Mr. Ball while attending secondary school.
Naulls played school b-ball with the UCLA Bruins, and earned All-American distinctions as a senior in 1956.
He was chosen by the St. Louis Hawks (referred to now as the Atlanta Hawks) with the ninth by and large pick of the 1956 NBA draft.
Naulls played quickly with St. Louis before being exchanged to New York, where he burned through a large portion of his vocation.
With the Knicks, Naulls turned into the main African American to be named a chief of an expert group in a noteworthy American game.
After a concise spell with the San Francisco Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors), Naulls completed his profession with the Boston Celtics.
In December 1964, Naulls was a piece of a Celtics unit that turned into the primary all-dark beginning lineup in NBA history.
He died in Laguna Niguel, California, from respiratory failure due to Churg-Strauss syndrome, which he had been battling for eight years.
Willie Naulls passed away at 84 years old.