Willis Reed

1942 - 2023

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Willis Reed Jr. (June 25, 1942 – March 21, 2023) was an American professional basketball player, coach, and general manager. He spent his entire ten-year pro playing career (1964–1974) with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willis Reed has received more than 1,455,001 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Willis Reed is the 65th most popular basketball player (up from 80th in 2019), the 4,611th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,338th in 2019) and the 41st most popular American Basketball Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.32

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Willis Reeds by language

Over the past year Willis Reed has had the most page views in the with 170,315 views, followed by Chinese (8,893), and French (6,901). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (135.87%), Simple English (53.60%), and Malagasy (51.60%)


Among basketball players, Willis Reed ranks 65 out of 1,757Before him are Muggsy Bogues, Don Nelson, Dragan Kićanović, Steve Kerr, Pete Maravich, and Nate Thurmond. After him are Chuck Daly, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Ivo Daneu, Tony Parker, Dejan Bodiroga, and Elvin Hayes.

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Among people born in 1942, Willis Reed ranks 317Before him are Andrew Robinson, Bo Hopkins, Michael G. Wilson, Reinhard Mey, Madeline Kahn, and Sergio Ramírez. After him are Bo Johansson, Jon Finch, Al Jardine, Eduard Markarov, Ghada al-Samman, and Shukri Ghanem. Among people deceased in 2023, Willis Reed ranks 312Before him are Alma Adamkienė, Gérard Collomb, Greta Andersen, Danilo Astori, Harry Frankfurt, and Bernie Marsden. After him are Fathima Beevi, Murat Karayılan, Josef Vojta, Peter Brötzmann, Randy Meisner, and Rosi Mittermaier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willis Reed ranks 4,611 out of 20,380Before him are Harry Frankfurt (1929), Keith David (1956), Yusuf Estes (1944), Olive Thomas (1894), Bob Crane (1928), and Nate Thurmond (1941). After him are Maude Adams (1872), Alvin York (1887), Al Taliaferro (1905), Chuck Daly (1930), Roy J. Plunkett (1910), and Courtney Hodges (1887).


Among basketball players born in United States, Willis Reed ranks 41Before him are Robert Parish (1953), Terry Dischinger (1940), Muggsy Bogues (1965), Don Nelson (1940), Pete Maravich (1947), and Nate Thurmond (1941). After him are Chuck Daly (1930), Elvin Hayes (1945), Sam Jones (1933), Len Bias (1963), Lenny Wilkens (1937), and Kevin Durant (1988).