Len Bias

AGE: 22 (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Cocaine overdose
COMPLEX SAYS: While most of America wanted to be like Mike, fans of Maryland basketball and collegiate basketball in general were busy watching a player with the potential of MJ's athletic ability on a slightly larger frame. Bias had become the 1986 ACC Player of the Year as he entered that year's draft where he was selected second overall by the Boston Celtics. Less than 48 hours later Bias died of a cocaine overdose in his dorm room. His tragic death would have an impact on the way sports figures and drugs are viewed in America for years to come.

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