Friday, May 15, 2009

Wayman Tisdale (1964 - 2009)

Former Oklahoma Sooner and NBAer Wayman Tisdale died today in Tulsa. Tisdale was just 44 years old and had lost his right leg last year after cancer was found in his bone. They only found it when Tisdale fell and broke his leg.

Some of you may be too young to remember how dominant Tisdale was at Oklahoma. He averaged 25.6 pts and 10.1 rbs during this three years in Norman and became the first freshman to be named to the All-American first team.

His NBA career wasn't as dynamic. He played 12 seasons for the Pacers, Kings and Suns before retiring retiring to concentrate on his music career.

As a Laker fan, I remember having to deal with Tisdale when he was with the Kings. He was a silky smooth as his jazz music.

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