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Hellcrooner
03-04-2010, 10:48 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Gathers

I remember the images even making the news in spain.

He would probably not have been a Superstar but could have had a good career it seems.

Hawkeye15
03-04-2010, 11:00 AM
wow, I can't believe its been that long. Wasn't Bo Kimble his teammate? Shot left handed free throws after Hank died? I can't believe its been that long. Feel old

Tribe
03-04-2010, 11:01 AM
Yeah he would of been a good one

king4day
03-04-2010, 11:38 AM
Just read the Wiki page. Sad story.
I wonder how come the school was sued. Sounds like he himself, not taking his meds, potentially caused this.

Hellcrooner
03-04-2010, 11:50 AM
Celtics Lewis died not so long after that.

I wonder if kids at College back then were being introducing into some dangerous "medicines" to enhance theyr performances.

td0tsfinest
03-04-2010, 12:02 PM
I was one when this happened. This is the first time I've heard about him. Still its very sad.

ManRam
03-04-2010, 12:06 PM
Aren't they doing a 30 for 30 about him? I say something on sportscenter or college gameday about him. I was 1 when he died, so I obviously don't remember it...but from what I've seen and heard, it was a very tragic death, and a very resilient tournament run for his team afterwards. Easily the best player in college at the time of his death.

EDIT: They are doing a 30 for 30 on Paul Westhead on April 3rd. I'm sure this will be a huge part of it.

Sixerlover
03-04-2010, 12:10 PM
This was a really rough story, especially in Philly. I hear Hank was a legend in his time. And he still has rec centers with his name to this day.

mikantsass
03-04-2010, 01:17 PM
Celtics Lewis died not so long after that.

I wonder if kids at College back then were being introducing into some dangerous "medicines" to enhance theyr performances.

Lewis had a weak heart due to cocaine use

Hellcrooner
03-04-2010, 01:20 PM
Lewis had a weak heart due to cocaine use
well i never read about that adiction what i remembered is doctors said he had a previous heart condition and didnt specify why did he have that condition,

ManRam
03-04-2010, 04:01 PM
They're talking about it on Outside the Lines on ESPN right now...

Worth a check.

The footage of his collapsing on the court is heart wrenching.

LakersDudeee
03-04-2010, 04:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cE8ManzSzc

^^^ same story from ESPN. Thought i'd get to know this guy, and seems like he woulda had a solid career in the NBA... so unfortunate.

Mavrix
03-04-2010, 04:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cE8ManzSzc

^^^ same story from ESPN. Thought i'd get to know this guy, and seems like he woulda had a solid career in the NBA... so unfortunate.

So sad :(

OG "Dee" LOCc
03-04-2010, 04:57 PM
RIP Hank Gathers

Great person off and on the court..

still1ballin
03-04-2010, 05:12 PM
He died when I was 1 so I didn't get to see him, or know him.