Sunday, June 19, 2011

RIP Len Bias, 25 Years Ago Today

Len Bias died 25 years ago today.

On that day, I was 13, growing up in suburban DC and just figuring things out as a sports fan. Len Bias was my favorite player. His death was shocking to me in a profound way.

He -- what he was and what he could have been -- is missed to this day. I didn't want the day to go by without saying something.

Here is Bias' finest moment as a basketball player, one of the most sublime sequences in college hoops' history:

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