Len Bias biography

Len Bias

Basketball Player

1963 – 1986

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Who was Len Bias?

Leonard Kevin "Len" Bias was a first team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland. He was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft on June 17, and died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be one of the greatest players not to play at the professional level.

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Born
Nov 18, 1963
Landover
Also known as
  • Байас, Лен
  • 岚·拜亚斯
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Northwestern High School
Lived in
  • Maryland
  • Landover
Died
Jun 19, 1986
Riverdale Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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