David Stallworth had a heart attack in 1967 and took two years off from the NBA, then decided to come back. He joined the Knicks and became a key reserve on the 1970 NBA champion Knicks team. He was the guy who had to match up with Wilt Chamberlain in Game 5 keep the Knicks in it when Willis Reed went down (only to return for Game 7 in legendary fashion).
Stallworth passed away Thursday at the age of 75.
The Knicks put together the tribute above to him.
Our thoughts are with the Stallworth family.