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Too Soon


I remember coming home from school for lunch the day Len Bias died. I fixed myself something to eat, turned on the TV, and heard the news.

Bias would have been 50 today. Here’s Dave Zirin.


1 jfdrums   ~  Nov 18, 2013 3:25 pm

Even though we know the whole story now, the initial report that cocaine killed him the first time he tried it terrified me. As a result I've never tried drugs. Amazing the things that stick with you.

2 Ara Just Fair   ~  Nov 18, 2013 9:05 pm

Man, I was in 6th grade when Bias died and knew it was a messed up situation. I learned from this article that Bias' High School was a few miles from my very first elementary school teaching job. I had kids in my class with experiences I couldn't have in my worst nightmares. sigh...

3 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 18, 2013 10:03 pm

It stands out to me as a rattling moment for sure.

4 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Nov 19, 2013 10:47 am

Hard to image he'd have been 50. I remember watching him, once in person, and Maryland games (many, many times on TV). He would have been an amazing NBA talent. So sad, such a waste. Never forget the OT win over North Carolina (then ranked #1)

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