Wayman Tisdale Passes Away at 44
May 15, 2009
The world just lost one of the great ones. Wayman Tisdale passed away at the age of 44. Tisdale had a 12-year NBA career
playing for the Pacers, Kings, and Suns. He averaged 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. He was at his best with Sacramento in 1988 & 1989 averaging 22.3 points & 7.5 rebounds and 20.0 points & 7.7 rebounds respectively.
Tisdale had a brilliant NCAA career
at the Oklahoma, where he was a three-time All-American. In his three years at OU he averaged 25.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks. He was elected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame this year. He also took home the Gold on the 1984 Olympic team.
Wayman wasn’t just an athlete though. He was also a musician. He played the bass guitar, releasing eight albums. Take a listen at Rhapsody.
In August, 2008 Tisdale had his leg amputated when doctors discovered cancer while treating a broken leg he suffered when he fell down some stairs.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Tisdale family.
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