30 Years in 30 Days: Day 7- The Fans

Boston Garden, 1987 Finals vs LAL

Steve Francis never played for the Celtics but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a lot of love for Len

"There are a lot of good basketball players. But how many looked as good on court as Bias? Few played with the same nervy recklessness. He worked a basketball court in the same style Muhammad Ali did a ring, with a bold defiance that combined with his overwhelming athletic gifts to create an aura rarely seen. See Len Bias play once, love him forever." - Michael Wilbon, June 20th 1986 Washington Post

Len crossed all barriers when it came to fans.  He possessed the unique ability to transcend race and gender.  Don't believe me?  Check out the images in this article.  Basically those who saw Len Bias played, fell in love with his game.  The feathery perimeter shot mixed with the unreal athleticism impacted everyone in a positive way.

Still don’t believe me?  Check Twitter on a random day for “Len Bias” and be amazed with the frequency in which he’s mentioned.

Len’s mom Lonise Bias has mentioned all the people Len saved in dying; the countless scores of people who didn’t touch cocaine because of the result it had on Len. That may be true but it doesn’t mean I selfishly don't wish someone else could have been that posterchild.


7 Seasons Before: 1979-80, Celtics lose in Eastern Conference Finals
7 Seasons After: 1992-93, Celtics lose in first round of Eastern Conference Playoffs

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