Lacy J. Banks (1943 – March 21, 2012) was an American sportswriter who worked for the Chicago Sun Times from 1972 until his death in 2012. The newspaper's first African-American sportswriter, Banks covered the National Basketball Association and the Chicago Bulls.
A native of Lyon, Mississippi, Banks studied French at the University of Kansas and served in the Vietnam War. In addition to his writings on basketball, he co-authored the book Winning Boxing (1980).
He died at age 68 in 2012 after suffering from prostate cancer, a brain tumor, and heart disease in his later years. He and his wife, Joyce, were married 43 years, with three daughters and five grandchildren.
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