University of maryland's len bias slams home a dunk at the omni in atlanta, ga, march 7, 1985 as the terrapins prepare for the atlantic coast. The story of len bias is never anything but sad the former number-two overall pick in the 1986 draft was supposed to revitalize the boston. Just moments before len bias would realize the dream of a lifetime — an achievement beyond almost all grasp — an nba official walked over. It's been 25 years since the death of maryland hoops star len bias, who led maryland to the second round of the 1986 ncaa tournament.
In 1986, university of maryland basketball star len bias died suddenly after a cocaine overdose eric sterling, president of the criminal justice. His friend, len bias of maryland, was picked second overall by the boston celtics shortly after their names were called, the two dc-area. On june 19, 1986, len bias died of cocaine intoxication less than 48 hours earlier, the boston celtics had selected the former northwestern.
2 immediately after winning their 16th championship, the celtics chose len bias of maryland in the 1986 nba draft on june 17 two days later. The 30th anniversary of len bias' death -- june 19th, 2016 -- was a time for his peers to reflect on his greatness for some of his acc brethren,. After winning the championship in 1986, the celtics drafted len bias with the 2nd overall pick but he would never play a game in the nba as he died fr. When len bias died of a cocaine overdose 25 years ago, stunned americans demanded action — and boy did they get it.
Neither len bias nor jeff baxter are in the university of maryland's athletics hall of fame but if you ask baxter, one of them belongs there. Len bias has now been dead for as long as he was alive so, how did that shocking day in 1986 affect the world he left behind. As it happens that story is also set in maryland and stars one of its former favorite sons: len bias, the university of maryland basketball star who. Sunday will mark 30 years since the untimely death of len bias, one of the university of maryland's greatest basketball stars bias died just a day after he was.
Len bias (1963–1986) was an all-american basketball star at the university of maryland he died of a cocaine overdose one day after being selected by the. Find great deals on ebay for len bias in vintage sports photos shop with confidence. Leonard kevin bias would be 54 years old if he were still alive the 6'-9 university of maryland all-american was a first round draft choice of. When chris washburn looks back now on the day len bias died, he realizes it could have been him on the morning of june 19, 1986,.
University of maryland basketball star len bias dies of an overdose at age 22 after being drafted by the boston celtics. As you might imagine, len bias' name comes up quite a bit in bill simmons' new book of basketball as a lifelong celtics fan, i understand the. Members of the celtics organization and the boston globe provide an oral history of what could have been when the celtics drafted forward len bias. View full sizekathleen bickers, a federal prosecutor in the us attorney's office in portland, uses a len bias law to crack into drug trafficking.
31 years it still seems and feels like yesterday len bias' death would become the most socially influential moment in the history of modern. I just realized that len bias should have celebrated his 50th birthday today, november 18, 2013 this made me so sad, and it made me pause. Len bias boston, massachusetts.
University of maryland all-america basketball player len bias collapsed in his dormitory suite early yesterday morning and two hours later was pronounced. Leonard kevin bias (november 18, 1963 – june 19, 1986) was a first-team all- american college basketball forward at the university of maryland he was. Washington, dc – maryland basketball legends len bias and walt williams were among the honorees selected for induction into the.