by: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:
NBA Hall of Fame forward Connie Hawkins has died at the age of 75.
His family confirmed Hawkins died Friday evening, KPNX reported.
You will be greatly missed, Hawk! pic.twitter.com/eQA3NNUAyT— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 7, 2017
Hawkins, nicknamed "The Hawk," played for the Phoenix Suns from 1969-1973. He was a four-time NBA All-Star and his number was retired in the Suns' Ring of Honor, KPNX reported.
Hawkins was initially banned from the NBA after being associated with a college basketball gambling scandal, NBA.com reported. Hawkins' career included stints in the American Basketball Association, as a Harlem Globetrotter and a legend on New York City playgrounds.
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