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asandhu23
06-01-2012, 12:33 PM
Orlando Wooridge, who had a solid 13-year NBA career as a versatile forward, has died at the age of 52.

He was at his parent’s home in Louisiana where he was in hospice care for an ongoing heart condition, according to the Shreveport Times.

Woolridge went to the Final Four in college at Notre Dame then was the No. 6 pick overall by the Chicago Bulls in 1981. His best years were with the Bulls and he averaged 22 points a game in 1985. He was the star of that team when the Bulls drafted Michael Jordan, but the two never meshed. I will say this, the guy knew how to thrown down the dunk. His career went on to include stops with the Nets, Lakers, Nuggets, Pistons, Bucks and finally the 76ers.

Woolridge also battled a substance abuse problem and was suspended most of the 1988-89 season for violating the league’s drug policy. He returned the next season with the Showtime Lakers as the scoring punch off the bench. After his NBA career he went on to play a couple of years in Europe, including with Benetton Treviso under a young coach Mike D’Antoni.

Earlier this year Woolridge had been arrested for stealing aluminum water pipes that he sold as scrap.

But that’s not how we’ll remember him.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/01/former-nba-player-orlando-woolridge-dies/


RIP.

JasonJohnHorn
06-01-2012, 12:45 PM
That's a shame. I was a big fan of his. He could really score the ball, especially when he was playing on that high-octane Denver team... so sad.

Wade>You
06-01-2012, 12:46 PM
R.i.p.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-01-2012, 12:52 PM
r.i.p

Mikey Roxx
06-01-2012, 12:55 PM
Very sad to hear this. I went to high school with his son Royce, thoughts going out to him and the rest of his family.

Hawkeye15
06-01-2012, 12:56 PM
RIP big man. Used to love watching "0" throw em down.

futureman
06-01-2012, 01:02 PM
I had his basketball card.

popo85
06-01-2012, 01:13 PM
R.i.p

Shadowplay
06-01-2012, 01:22 PM
Sad news. R.I.P.

AntiG
06-01-2012, 02:21 PM
Rip

King41
06-01-2012, 02:22 PM
R.i.p =(

AIRMAR72
06-01-2012, 02:37 PM
Rip

Jint.
06-01-2012, 02:54 PM
r.i.p.