Jim McMillian

1948 - 2016 (Age 68)


Jim McMillian, an NBA forward who helped lead the Lakers to the 1972 NBA Championship, has died at the age of 68, according to the Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Guest Book

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Would like to know where you original from??? You spell your name like I do sorry for your loss.

College Classmate Frank Motley

We pledged Alpha Phi Alpha together in spring of 1967 at Columbia University. He was great on the basketball court but even greater as a friend.

Frank Motley (Bloomington, Indiana)

To the family

May God's love bring you comfort and strength in your time of need. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was my pleasure to provide service to Mr. McMillian at Baptist Hospital, Country Club Road.

My condolences to the McMillian Family! I created the first website about the Buffalo Braves on the internet. Enjoyed talking to Jim over the phone a couple of times. Super nice person!

Sorry for your loss. May the god of comfort and tender mercies be with your family.

I was 10 years old the year the Los Angeles Lakers won 33 games straight and their first NBA Title. I met that team in person in the south parking lot of Sears in the city of Torrance when they put on and hosted a clinic. What a team that was. 100% First Class to a man and no one wore the #5 like Jim McMillian who played alongside other Laker greats Jerry West #44, Wilt Chamberlain #13, Gail Goodrich #25, "Hap" Hairiston #52, Leroy Ellis #14, John Q. Trapp #31, Jim Cleamons #11,...

We express our sympathies to the McMillian family, many friendsand colleagues for your great loss. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together, God's promise to undo all tragedy and the words of the greatest man who ever lived: "Two sparrows sell for a coin of small value, do they not? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's knowledge. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So have no fear; you are worth more than many...