Nate Thurmond

Nate the Great
Birth Name:
Nathaniel Thurmond
Birth Date:
July 25, 1941
Birth Place:
Akron, Ohio
Death Date:
July 16, 2016
Place of Death:
San Francisco, California
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Lake View Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Nathaniel Thurmond was an American basketball player who spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Golden State Warriors franchise where he played the center and power forward positions. Thurmond was a seven-time All-Star and the first player in NBA history to record an official quadruple-double. In 1965, he grabbed 42 rebounds in a game; only Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell recorded more rebounds in an NBA game. Thurmond was named both a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Fun Fact

We know you’re going to ask, so the answer is Nate Thurman was 6 feet and 11 inches tall.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio, 44106


North America


map of Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland Ohio

Grave Location:

Section 42, Lot 1104, Grave B

Grave Location Description

In this very large cemetery with multiple entrances, it is probably easiest to find the corner of Lake Road and Ravine Road. Park at the intersection and look about 30 feet from the road on the slope you will find the monument of basketball legend Nate the Great.

Grave Location GPS

41.51620959, -81.58947938



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