Reporting on the death of sports heroes is never something fun to do. In fact, the year of 2023 seems like we have lost more professional athletes than ever before.
Whether it is the NFL, MLB, NHL or NBA, it seems like every week we are reporting on a sports icon passing away.
In 2021 the same thing happened and unfortunately the death hit the NBA hard, and more specifically, the Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets and the Washington Bullets (formerly Baltimore Bullets.
Somehow this one slipped through the radar a few weeks ago, but it was reported that former NBA player Stan McKenzie, who played for the above mentioned teams, passed away in early July.
In other NBA news, in a recent interview, NBA Hall of Famer and TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley recently commented on the status of his relationship with Michael Jordan and whether or not they are on better terms. When asked by sports analyst Bob Costas if he and Jordan were still friendly, this is what Barkley had to say on the matter below.
This was originally posted by Chris Powers in 2021.