Len Bias

Remembering Len Bias on the 36th anniversary of his passing

Len Bias tragically passed away thirty-six years ago, just two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics. One of the original Celtics Life writers, tb727, did an amazing tribute to Bias six years back with an article every day for thirty days. Here is the full collection of posts:
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Keene Sentinel

Len Bias honored

Thousands of gold replica jerseys with Len Bias’s No. 34 filled Xfinity Center in College Park, Md., Wednesday night for the Maryland Terrapins’ first home game since the Maryland legend was posthumously inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. As a Terp, Bias developed into one of the...
Washington Post

As Maryland prepares to honor Len Bias, Danny Manning recalls playing against the Terps great

With the Maryland men’s basketball team set to honor Len Bias during Wednesday’s home game against Virginia Tech — the Terrapins’ first game in College Park since Bias was posthumously enshrined in the college basketball Hall of Fame in November — players and coaches on Tuesday watched “34,” a newly released documentary about Bias’s life and legacy. It’s been 35 years since the Prince George’s County native and former Maryland star died of cardiac arrest related to a cocaine overdose two days after the Boston Celtics made him the No. 2 pick of the 1986 NBA draft.

Maryland basketball honors legend Len Bias during game against Virginia Tech

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland honored perhaps the greatest athlete to ever attend the school Wednesday night at their home men's basketball game against Virginia Tech. Len Bias, the No. 2 pick of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, died from cardiac arrhythmia induced by...

DragonKing Dark: The death of Len Bias

While this series focuses on the 100 darkest moments in pop culture history, the death of Len Bias is even more than that as it's one of the 100 darkest moments in American history because of what came next. Bias was the Boston Celtics' no. 2 overall draft pick in...

As former Terps great Len Bias gets inducted into College Basketball Hall of Fame, a podcast is set to dive into his legacy

For the past year, Dave Ungrady and Don Markus have interviewed more than 60 people and spent almost 1,000 hours collecting material for a podcast series on the legacy of Maryland men’s basketball great Len Bias. They have managed the work while juggling professions as a social science teacher in Loudon County, Virginia, and a sports journalism professor at American University in Washington. ...

Len Bias To Be Inducted Into College Basketball Hall Of Fame On Sunday

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Legendary Maryland forward Len Bias will be inducted in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, the university said. A two-time All-American, Bias averaged 16.4 points per game in his four years at Maryland under coach Lefty Driesell, and twice earned the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year honors. Tim Duncan, Danny Ferry and Ralph Sampson are among the other players to win the conference award two times. As a senior, Bias averaged 23.2 points and 7 rebounds per game for the Terps during the 1985-86 season, prompting the Boston Celtics to pick the...

Maryland Men's Basketball to Honor Len Bias Next Month

The University of Maryland Men's Basketball team will honor the late Len Bias next month. Bias is heading into the National Basketball Hall of Fame this Sunday. The induction was posted in 2020 due to the pandemic. At the Terps next home game, they will honor the best player to ever wear a Maryland uniform.

YouTube Gold: Len Bias vs. David Robinson

Robinson of course would go on to a Hall of Fame career as a San Antonio Spur while Len Bias would be dead 15 months to the day later of a cocaine overdose the night he was drafted by the Boston Celtics. He obviously moved from can’t-miss to a cautionary...
Boston Globe

The life, career, and death of Len Bias to be examined in podcast from The Ringer

Len Bias remains the greatest what-if in Celtics history, if not the entire NBA. As the 35th anniversary of his death nears, Bill Simmons’s The Ringer is launching a seven-part narrative podcast examining Bias’s life, career, and death at age 22 from a cocaine overdose, two days after the NBA champion Celtics drafted him with the No. 2 pick in the 1986 draft.