1/6/1964 - 4/19/2016
NBA Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Dwayne Washington
Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, a retired professional basketball player who acquired the nickname from his skills on Brooklyn, New York, playgrounds, died April 19. He was 52.
Washington, who was a star player for Syracuse University under its coach, Jim Boeheim, died of cancer, according to a news release from the university.
Washington was first diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 1995. He had surgery last summer for a recurring tumor. He needed constant medical care and used a...