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Retired Chicago Bulls Player Dies Unexpectedly!

Written by Chris Powers

The year of 2021 has not been the best for professional athletes. This especially holds true for the National Basketball Association.

This particular death is being reported a little bit late as it somehow slipped through the cracks, but nonetheless it should be reported on. Back in mid April, former Philadelphia 76ers player Shaler Halimon passed away.

Halimon was selected No. 14 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1968 NBA draft. He played in 50 games with the 76ers as a rookie, but was traded to the Bulls the following season and went on to play 40 games over two seasons.

Halimon played five years in the NBA and ABA, earning the nickname “Houdini” during a stint with the Chicago Bulls, but was best known in Portland for playing on the Blazers’ inaugural team in 1970-71.

In other Chicago Bulls news, NBA Hall of Famer and GOAT Michael Jordan commented on his fifteen year career and whether or not he has had any regrets.

“I haven’t had any disappointments. I mean, sports is a tool that teaches you bad things. It can also teach you good things. It’s how you perceive those things. I’ve looked at every experience that I’ve had, negative and positive, and taken that as a positive.”

“I wouldn’t change anything because I think it would alter some of the other things that happened. When I look back, I can’t say that I’ve had any bad things happen. Sure, you don’t want bad things to happen, but you deal with bad things. You can’t have good without bad.”

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Chris Powers

Chris Powers has been blogging since 2019 and joined PSE in February or 2021. His primary focuses on the NFL, MLB, NBA and Pop Culture. Since arriving at PSE, he has amassed nearly 10 million views.