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6 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Jumping Johnny Wilson, a high school legend in Anderson, Pennsylvania who'd later play for the Harlem Globetrotters, has died.  He was 91.

 

 

https://www.newsandtribune.com/indiana/news/anderson-legend-jumpin-johnny-wilson-dies/article_eb79d12f-5988-5c93-9024-5a1b96b5a604.html

 

 

At the time of his death, Wilson was the oldest living former Globetrotter.

It was during his Globetrotters stint than Johnny added his own touch to the ’Trotters’ famous clowning routine, kicking the ball football-style into the basket with amazing accuracy.

That was a great obit and he sounds like a very interesting cat that could have played about anything, but for the color barrier.
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Former Penn State and Arizona State guard Jermaine Marshall was found dead on Friday.

The 28-year-old was living in Nantes, France to play for Hermine Nantes Basket, which competes in the country’s second-tier professional league. 

The team's statement originally read that he was found dead inside his apartment, but that information was later removed from its online statements regarding Marshall. No other information has been disclosed. 

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Ok, this is not really deathlist material, but maybe keep an eye on players from the Indiana Pacers.  Seems they are contracting their medical services to the local boy scout troupe.   This is some pretty sophisticated medical investigation here.  

https://www.hoop-ball.com/nba-fantasy-news-and-advice/fantasy-nba-player-news/update-myles-turner-diagnosed-with-sore-left-knee-available-to-return/

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Former Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson was hospitalized over the weekend with a minor stroke.

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On 27/07/2012 at 00:40, angryGreatness said:

Neil Reed, former player for Indiana University turned high school gym teacher apparently, has died of a sudden heart attack at 36.

 

His only claim to fame is having Bob Knight

during a practice in 1997.

Bob Knight seems to be in declining health...

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Dan Hughes, head coach for the Seattle Storm has been diagnosed with cancer.

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John Havlicek

NBA Hall Of Famer/Boston Celtic Legend is dead at 79.He had been battling Parkinson's disease the last few years

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7 hours ago, CaptainChorizo said:

John Havlicek

NBA Hall Of Famer/Boston Celtic Legend is dead at 79.He had been battling Parkinson's disease the last few years

 

The Boston Celtics have retired too many numbers but John Havlicek's number 17 is well deserved.  RIP Hondo.

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Former University of Hawaii basketball player Jaaron Stallworth was reported dead today, stunning members of the program who were briefly associated with the Northern California native in 2017.

The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson reported on Twitter that Stallworth had “some sort of train mishap” and expressed fondness for the former two-sport star of Cosumnes Oaks High School.  Stallworth transferred from Yuba (Calif.) College to UH for the 2017-18 season. He was expected to compete for minutes at point guard, but a broken leg injury from his time at Yuba slowed his progress, and he never played an official minute before quitting the team a few games into the season.

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4 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Gene Pingatore, a legendary Illinois high school basketball coach and key figure in the 1994 documentary 'Hoop Dreams', has died.  He was 82.

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-gene-pingatore-coach-dies-20190627-zspo4nykhrfy5kvoy4gt45vzhe-story.html

 

Despite his age this is slightly shocking cause he still was coaching and looked in good health.

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1 hour ago, BeretBleu said:

Jerry Sloan, legendary Utah Jazz coach is dying.

Enough famous for deserving is own topic ?

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/former-utah-jazz-head-coach-jerry-sloan-is-dying-from-dementia-and-parkinsons-disease-per-report/


No.  You did well posting here.  

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1 hour ago, BeretBleu said:

Jerry Sloan, legendary Utah Jazz coach is dying.

Enough famous for deserving is own topic ?

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/former-utah-jazz-head-coach-jerry-sloan-is-dying-from-dementia-and-parkinsons-disease-per-report/

 

Nope.  Probably only Jerry West,Shaq,Michael Jordan level dudes would be thread worthy given bball is a niche endeavor in countries where most of the Non Americans post.

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21 minutes ago, CaptainChorizo said:

Jerry West,Shaq,Michael Jordan level dudes

Who?

QED

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3 minutes ago, En Passant said:

Who?

QED

The NBA Logo

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The best GM in NBA History  and best shooting guard in the sports history up until Jordan

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7 hours ago, CaptainChorizo said:

 

Nope.  Probably only Jerry West,Shaq,Michael Jordan level dudes would be thread worthy given bball is a niche endeavor in countries where most of the Non Americans post.

 

Well I’d say at least a dozen or so, and a coach or two.  Sloan just a real good coach.  

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabber worthy of a thread and frankly after having a QUAD BYPASS a couple years ago should already have one 

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On 26/02/2019 at 18:30, CaptainChorizo said:

Kenny Anderson

 

The 48 yo former Nets/Celtic Point Guard has suffered a stroke


UPDATE says he's basically recovered.

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Since it hasn't been posted yet, former Warrior Ognjen Kuzmic who suffered severe injuries in a car accident in Serbia, was woken from his coma today.

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Candido Sibilio

The Dominican born forward is dead at 60. He played for Spain's Basketball Team at the 1980 Olympics and played most of his club career at FC Barcelona Basquet

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