Len Bias: 20 Years Later
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Len Bias - a potential NBA great who, sadly, never got the chance to step on the court. Fans of the Boston Celtics, the University of Maryland Terrapins, and basketball in general, are familiar with his story - the meteoric rise through college, the promise he held as the 2nd overall pick in the draft, and the cocaine overdose that brought it all crashing down, tragically cutting his life short. Instead, we're left with thought of what could have been for one of the most promising talents of my lifetime.
CelticsBlog.com has done an excellent job of rounding up all of the coverage, which you can find here. These articles do better justice to the man and his legacy than I ever could, so I'll end with a tribute video, courtesy of YouTube.