The Death Of Len Bias
There’s no question that Len Bias presents one of the most intriguing and tragic “what if” scenarios in the history of basketball. Many considered the University of Maryland phenom, who went #1 overall to the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft, to be one of the most gifted and talented basketball prospects to come out of the draft in years.
But merely hours after being drafted, Bias — who was partying with friends on the Maryland campus — partook of recreational substances, which would lead to Bias falling unconscious, and reportedly having a seizure. He passed away later that morning, leaving basketball fans — in Boston, and all over the nation — in a complete state of shock.