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Len Bias: Revisiting the Tragedy

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

June 19, 1986.

Yes, Celtics/Terrapins fans, it has been almost 23 years since the death of Len Bias, former University of Maryland star power forward.

Bias' spirit was claimed by the heavens after he suffered from cardiac arrhythmia, resulting from a cocaine overdose less than 48 hours after he was selected by the Boston Celtics with the second pick in the 1986 NBA Draft.

He showed no sign of a heart ailment in yearly team physicals, including a special study to look for hidden heart disease, and no evidence of drug use in urine tests, according to the University of Maryland's medical records.

His untimely death dismissed shockwaves through the...

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Len Bias: Revisiting the Tragedy

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

June 19, 1986.

Yes, Celtics/Terrapins fans, it has been almost 23 years since the death of Len Bias, former University of Maryland star power forward.

Bias' spirit was claimed by the heavens after he suffered from cardiac arrhythmia, resulting from a cocaine overdose less than 48 hours after he was selected by the Boston Celtics with the second pick in the 1986 NBA Draft.

He showed no sign of a heart ailment in yearly team physicals, including a special study to look for hidden heart disease, and no evidence of drug use in urine tests, according to the University of Maryland's medical records.

His untimely death dismissed shockwaves through the...

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