It is never easy to report on the death of a professional athlete. Late last week, it was announced we had another professional athlete lose his life.
Mark Eaton, a former NBA star who played with the Utah Jazz, has passed away. He was 64. According to a local CBS affiliate in Summit County, UT, Eaton left his home to take a bike ride around 8 p.m. local time on Friday evening, but never returned.
Eaton somehow crashed his bike and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Eaton spent the entire 11 year span of his NBA career with the Utah Jazz. The Jazz wrote the following on their Instagram account:
In other NBA news, Russell Westbrook had some strong words to say about the his head coach of the Washington Wizards, Scott Brooks. While Brooks’ future with the Wizards is uncertain after their season just came to a close, Westbrook and the following to say about Brooks: