John S. "Bud" Palmer (September 14, 1921–March 19, 2013) is a former pro basketball player.

Born in Hollywood, California, Palmer was the son of footballer and actor Maurice Bennett "Lefty" Flynn and singer Blanche Palmer.[1] Palmer was 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) when he started playing basketball at Hun School of Princeton, and started using the jump shot to compensate for his height.[1] He grew a foot taller to 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) by the time he began playing college basketball at Princeton University, and played for three seasons before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II.[1]

After his NBA career ended, Palmer went on to a successful career as a sportscaster. He was the Play-by-play announcer for the NHL on CBS in the 1950's. He was Chief of Protocol and Official Greeter for the City of New York for seven years during John Lindsay's administration.

Palmer died at 91 of metastatic prostate cancer in 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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