Samuel (Sam) Lacey (born March 28, 1948 in Indianola, Mississippi) is a retired American basketball player.
A 6'10" center from New Mexico State University, Lacey played 13 seasons (1970–1983) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City Kings, New Jersey Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Lacey averaged over 10 rebounds per game in his first six seasons, and was the third leading rebounder in the 1974–75 season. He also appeared in the 1975 NBA All-Star Game.
Lacey is one of five players (along with Hakeem Olajuwon, Julius Erving, David Robinson and Ben Wallace) to have registered 100 blocks and 100 steals in six consecutive seasons, and he has had his #44 jersey retired by the Sacramento Kings franchise. He is also one of three NBA players (along with Wes Unseld and Reggie Evans) to total a least 30 rebounds and fewer than 10 points in the first two games of the season.
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