notes on government, sports and popular culture
Remember Len Bias,
says the The Washington Times'
"Len died at his own hands, from cocaine intoxication. His untimely death 20 years left a mark on the Terrapins, college and professional basketball, Coaches Left Driesell, Bob Wade and Gary Williams and the ACC — as sports reporters ans commentators will remind you the coming weeks and months.....
"I told myself, not long after Len had gone on to glory, that I would wait to see if Maryland would reconcile itself with Len's death. It hasn't."
When I heard of Bias' death, I was in, ironically enough, Chapel Hill, the site of his career performance
against Carolina: 35 points in a 75-72 overtime victory over the top-ranked Tar Heels.
I was in the Performance bike shop when I overheard the guys behind the counter talking about Bias.
"What, did he do too much coke?" one guy said.
Curious, I asked what they were talking about.
"You didn't hear about Bias? He's dead," he replied.