Monday, October 17, 2005

ATLANTA HAWKS CENTER AND FORMER IU PLAYER JASON COLLIER DIED


Let’s send our send our heartfelt condolences to the Collier family. Jason was a very skilled big man that could really shoot the ball throughout his college and NBA career. He was one of the few players who was truly professional in his approach. To some people, Jason Collier was just a former first-round pick, backup NBA center that never reached his full potential, but he was a true fighter who lived the dream many are trying obtain by his play in the NBA. The 28-year-old player died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing in his home. The autopsy on the 7-foot, 260-pound player has been performed but other tests are yet to be conducted. A five-year NBA veteran, Collier spent the last two seasons with the Hawks after playing his first three years with the Houston Rockets. He was the epitome of hard work, dedication and perseverance, and more outstandingly compassion, kindness and selflessness.

1 Comments:

Blogger Boston Nation said...

Our thoughts are with Jason and his family-he leaves behind a wife of 4 years and 1 year old daughter-It's not often that you see great family men in the NBA these days. By all accounts, he was a great guy.

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