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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is
95 today.


Tony Bennett has won 19
Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Primetime
Emmy Awards
, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a
Kennedy Center Honoree. Bennett has sold over 50 million
records
worldwide.

In February 2021, it was revealed that Bennett was diagnosed
with
Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. Due to the slow progression
of his illness, he has continued to record, tour, and perform.

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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER HAS DIED AT 76

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(1944 – 2021)


PORTLAND, Ore (KATU. — The Portland Trail Blazers
are mourning the loss of one of their original players.

Stan McKenzie was selected by Portland in the 1970
expansion draft and spent two years with the franchise.

He’s the only player to appear in all 164 games for the
Blazers during the team’s first two seasons. He holds
a more-than-50-year record for the most free throws
attempted in one quarter.

He died July 21 after a brief illness, .

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FORMER BASKETBALL STAR IS DEAD AT 70

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Former Suns player, coach Paul Westphal diagnosed with brain cancer | NBA.com
Paul Douglas Westphal (November 30, 1950 – January 2, 2021)

The Phoenix Suns announced today, Paul Westphal, a revered Hall
of Fame guard and former NBA champion, has died.
He had been
reportedly diagnosed with brain cancer last summer.

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FORMER NBA STAR IS DEAD AT 53

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Cliff Robinson Dead: NBA All-Star and 'Survivor' Contestant Was 53 - Variety
Clifford Ralph Robinson (December 16, 1966 – August 29, 2020)

 

 

Clifford Robinson, a former NBA All-Star and the 1993 Sixth Man of the
Year Award winner, has died.

The cause of Robinson’s death wasn’t immediately known. He had
suffered a stroke in March 2017 and had a tumor removed from his
jaw in March 2018.

Robinson played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association
(NBA). Selected in the second round of the
1989 NBA draft, he played
the first eight seasons of his career with the
Portland Trail Blazers,
followed by stints with the
Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden
State Warriors
, and New Jersey Nets.

 

Cliff Robinson may be gone, but he left the world a lot of fond memories

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CELTICS STAR RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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Mitchell & Ness Men's Boston Celtics Larry Bird Swingman Jersey ...

Larry Bird was a high school basketball star in his native Indiana. After
graduation, he received a scholarship to play for legendary coach Bobby
Knight at Indiana University, one of the finest teams in the country. However,
Bird was homesick and uncomfortable in the spotlight in Bloomington and
left the school after one month. He returned to French Lick, his hometown,
and eventually enrolled at the smaller Indiana State, far from a basketball powerhouse. There, Bird was a one-man offense, averaging 30 points per
game as a sophomore, junior and senior. He led the Sycamores to an
undefeated record in his senior season (1978-79) before losing to Earvin
“Magic” Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans in the most viewed NCAA
title game ever.

Bird in a basketball uniform, having just shot a ball
Bird warming up for Indiana State.

Larry Bird Steps Down as Pacers President, Will Remain as ...
Larry Joe Bird will be 64 years old on December 7th.

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