Top Ten Saddest NBA DeathsEpicJake
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What a loss to the world of basketball. Even in his late 50's, he looked like he could still play at an NBA level, possibly the most perfect human specimen ever.
He died in 1999 due to heart failure, which shocked the world. He was 63 years old. - EpicJake
Believe it or not, he was playing a pick up basketball game RIGHT before he died, which was in 1988. He was only 40 years old. Why did he die so soon? - EpicJake
A 3 time MVP. One of the greatest giants of the game. - EpicJake
Greatest big man of his era, but hardly made any money at all. Died almost penniless, what a tragedy.
The first giant the NBA. He led the Minneapolis Lakers to 5 championships. He was 80 years old. - EpicJake
RIP big guy, both Kareem and Wilt said that he was the best they played against with the exception of each other, with Wilt meaning that Nate was better than Russell, and Kareem meaning that he was better than Hakeem. High praise indeed.
His best single-game rebound total was 42- only Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain ever had single game rebound totals that were higher.V1 Comment
One of the tallest players in NBA History. I don't think he even had to jump to dunk. - EpicJake
He was one of the best dunkers of all time. In fact, he was able to break the backboards. - EpicJake
Len Bias did get drafted, and everyone was so excited, and he would've been one of the 5 greatest basketball players of all time, but didn't get to play any games because he did Cocaine, which killed him just 2 days after the draft. - ElectricCorpseSlayer
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List StatsUpdated 21 Oct 2016
95 days old
2. Pete Maravich
3. Moses Malone