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Lacey playing for the Cincinnati Royals (1971).

Samuel "Sam" Lacey (March 8, 1948 – March 14, 2014) was an American professional basketball player. He played as a center. He played for the Cincinnati Royals / Kansas City-Omaha Kings, New Jersey Nets, and Cleveland Cavaliers in a thirteen-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Lacey was born in Indianola, Mississippi to an African American family. After basketball, he worked in real estate.

Lacey died from natural causes on March 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri, aged 66.

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