25 June 2008

Len Bias

My family moved to Springfield, Massachusetts in the summer of 1986. I was four years old at the time and not exactly sports-inclined, but if I had been, I would have been right in the middle of the chaos that surrounded the events following Len Bias' death.

But I was too little to be aware of who the Celtics were, let alone what Bias' death meant to the franchise. So I appreciate ESPN's Michael Weinreb's taking a very in-depth look at the tragedy, 22 years after it happened. I view the piece as an excellent example of quality sports journalism.

Definitely worth the read.

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