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NBA Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the NBA Memorial Site.

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ATLANTA (AP) – Skip Caray, a voice of the Atlanta Braves for 33 years and part of a family line of baseball broadcasters that included Hall of Famer Harry Caray, died in his sleep at home on Sunday, the team said. He was 68. The cause of death was not immediately known, but various health problems had limited Caray to calling only Braves home games this season. "We've all lost a very good friend," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "For me, he was a good buddy — at the park and away from...
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Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA, died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale died Friday morning at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, hospital spokeswoman Joy McGill said. He learned of a cancerous cyst below his right knee after breaking his leg in a fall at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2007. His leg was amputated last August. He made several public appearances since, including April 7 at an Oklahoma City...
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DALLAS (AP) - Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs' owner who was a founder of the American Football League and one of the leaders of the AFL-NFL merger, has died. Remembered as a humble and inventive entrepreneur, Hunt also came up with the term "Super Bowl." He died Wednesday night at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas due to complications from prostate cancer, Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore said. Hunt was 74. "He wanted people to love the sports like he did," his wife Norma said. "He loved...
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Dennis Johnson Obituary (AP News)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Dennis Johnson, the star NBA...

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Jason Collier Obituary (AP News)

Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died early...

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Manute Bol Obituary (AP News)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An associate of former...

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Alec Kessler Obituary (AP News)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Alec Kessler, a Georgia...

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Moses Malone Obituary (AP News)

Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of...

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Mel Turpin Obituary (AP News)

Mel Turpin, a former N.B.A. player and...

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Dean Smith Obituary (AP News)

Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two...

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Ralph Beard Obituary (Louisville)

Ralph Beard, a Louisville native and point guard...

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