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Thomas "Tommy" Hawkins

Thomas Hawkins (Reed Saxon / AP)
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August 18, 2017 "A CLASS ACT ....A GENTLEMAN....for all young athletes to follow....being respected in the basketball arena means everything...Thank U for sharing ur life with fans.......PRAYERS & BLESSINGS" - Valenda Newell (Indianapolis, IN)
August 18, 2017 "Dear Doris,
I was so sorry to hear about Tommy. We go way back to Parker High School, when I was a cheerleader, and Tommy was a player. And...what a great player he was. Shortly after we moved to California, we went to a Laker game to see if we could meet you and Tommy. My husband and I did, and you invited us over to your house afterwards. What a wonderful memory. Our condolences go out to you and the family.
Judy Nay (Sacks) Parker High School" - Judy Nay (Sacks) (Palm Desert, CA)
August 18, 2017 "My condolences to his family & friends
Tommy was my brother &
mentor in Jazz & Life.
I remember when I first met Tommy
"The Jazz Hawk" while I was working at Kjazz 88.1Fm in Long Beach.I was introduced to Tommy By Kjazz Host "Bubba Jackson" as the Kid with all the jazz records,Tommy was impressed by my knowledge in jazz music.
We became good friends after
We would talk jazz for hours and would always compete on who had the most jazz "vinly". I will miss him and his adventures in the NBA & Jazz.Last time I seen Tommy he signed my book with some good words.
I will miss you forever my brother in jazz!" - Ceazs Hernandez (Hawthorne, CA)
August 18, 2017 "Wow, seems just like yesterday he was playing against my Michigan State Spartans. Anywhere close to the hoop and he was a monster. He was scary with his fierceness and unbelievable leaping ability. I've nothing but respect for Tom the player and also the person. We need more Tommy Hawkins in baskerball these days. What a credit to all the schools he attended, the NBA, and the humanity. He will be missed greatly. Prayers go out to all of his family and for his memory." - Bobby Wilcox (Greer, SC)
August 18, 2017 "Truly sorry to hear about Tommy Hawkins. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! (Luke23:43)"
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Obituary for Thomas "Tommy" Hawkins
Thomas “Tommy” Hawkins, a former NBA forward who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1950s and ‘60s, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at his...
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