Lakers 1970s champ teammate Flynn Robinson dies

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In this April 6, 2012 file photo, Flynn Robinson is honored along with other members of the 1974 Los Angeles Lakers Championship baskeball team in Los Angeles. Robinson, who was on the 1971-1972 Lakers team that won Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Los Angeles. He was 72.

Flynn Robinson, who was on the 1971-1972 Lakers team that won Los Angeles its first NBA title, has died. He was 72.
           
The Los Angeles Times says Robinson died Thursday at an LA hospital from cancer.
           
Robinson, a reserve guard, was dubbed "Mr. Instant Point" by Lakers announcer Chick Hearn. He averaged nearly 10 points in 16 minutes off the bench during the season.
           
Robinson averaged 14 points per game during his professional career. He was an All-Star with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1969-70 season and during his eight years in the NBA also played for the Cincinnati Royals, Chicago Bulls and Baltimore Bullets.
           
His final season was 1973-74, playing for the San Diego Conquistadors of the defunct American Basketball Association.

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