Known to his many fans as "Nate the Great".
Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond (July 25, 1941 – July 16, 2016)
(FofNews) – NBA great Nate Thurmond died Saturday after a short battle
with leukemia. The seven-time All-Star center’s death came a month after
two of his former teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State
Warriors, met in the NBA Finals. Both franchises have retired Thurmond’s
number 42 jersey.