Willis Reed

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Willis Reed Jr. (born June 25, 1942) is an American retired basketball player, coach and general manager. He spent his entire professional playing career (1964–1974) with the New York Knicks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willis Reed has received more than 726,935 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Willis Reed is the 72nd most popular basketball player (up from 74th in 2019), the 4,370th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,197th in 2019) and the 51st most popular American Basketball Player.

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  • 26

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  • 2.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Willis Reed ranks 72 out of 1,264. Before him are Larry Brown, Pau Gasol, Kevin Durant, Nikos Galis, Bill Sharman, and Elvin Hayes. After him are Manu Ginóbili, Aleksandar Đorđević, Walt Frazier, Jerry Lucas, George Gervin, and Modestas Paulauskas.

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Among people born in 1942, Willis Reed ranks 276Before him are Susana Vieira, Radu Vasile, Vladimír Dzurilla, Michael G. Wilson, Natalia Gutman, and Ludmila Savelyeva. After him are Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Jon Finch, Doğu Perinçek, Richard O'Brien, Kees Verkerk, and Gillian Rubinstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willis Reed ranks 4,370 out of 15,968. Before him are Ted Nugent (1948), Squanto (1585), Arthur Cronquist (1919), Mike Mangini (1963), Lana Wood (1946), and Bret Harte (1836). After him are Peggy Lipton (1946), Olivia Wilde (1984), Conan O'Brien (1963), Annie Potts (1952), W. S. Van Dyke (1889), and Hedda Hopper (1885).


Among basketball players born in United States, Willis Reed ranks 51Before him are Kevin Garnett (1976), Larry Brown (1940), Kevin Durant (1988), Nikos Galis (1957), Bill Sharman (1926), and Elvin Hayes (1945). After him are Walt Frazier (1945), Jerry Lucas (1940), George Gervin (1952), Isaiah Thomas (1989), Mike D'Antoni (1951), and Vince Carter (1977).