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The NBA. Arguably no league in sports rivals it for pure entertainment value. And the death of an NBA great can leave us with a flood of memories that unspools in our minds like a highlight reel. This memorial site was created to honor and remember players, coaches and others associated with the National Basketball Association.
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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...
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