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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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11/29/1920 - 7/15/2017

NBA Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Bob Wolff

Bob Wolff, the legendary New York sports broadcaster, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was 96. Rick Wolff, his son, confirmed to CBS News that the sportscaster died “peacefully.” Wolff is the only broadcaster in history to do play-by-play for the World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final, and NFL championship game. “Bob Wolff’s iconic, Hall of Fame broadcasting career was matched by his class and character,” the New York Yankees said in a team statement. “Beyond his lifetime of...
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