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May 15, 2009

Former NBA player Wayman Tisdale loses his battle with cancer.: Another of the great sports personalities is gone. He was 44.

posted by MeatSaber to basketball at 01:10 PM - 17 comments

What a great guy. He will be missed.

posted by brainofdtrain at 01:39 PM on May 15

I actually remember him more as a bass player than a basketball player.

RIP, man.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:39 PM on May 15

Man one of the local Tulsa TV stations just did a piece on him last night. They did not mention he was in that bad shape although I pretty much knew it was going to be this soon.

He was the same age I am. My high school hosted a big basketball tournament every year bringing in the top teams in the Four State Area (Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri). In 1982 Booker T. played in the tournament. They were so far above all the other teams with Tisdale I don't think they had a game closer than 20 points the whole tournament. It was like watching a Pro play against junior high kids.

In later years, especially after the cancer's emergence, he was one of the most inspirational people I've ever been around. No matter what was going on for him he was always positive and every conversation ended with God Bless You.

He will very much be missed.

posted by scottypup at 02:05 PM on May 15

Soulful dude and a great bassist. He was a fighter, too.

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posted by THX-1138 at 02:09 PM on May 15

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posted by curlyelk at 02:36 PM on May 15

I won't repeat what I wrote on Metafilter, but I'll definitely miss Wayman.

Does anyone remember the goofy name given to Tisdale's baby hook shot? I swear I remember that Al McCoy had a silly nickname for it, but I can't remember it. Maybe I'm imagining it.

posted by mullacc at 03:29 PM on May 15

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posted by irunfromclones at 04:08 PM on May 15

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posted by tommytrump at 04:22 PM on May 15

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posted by Tinman at 04:25 PM on May 15

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posted by Howard_T at 06:04 PM on May 15

"Wherever Wayman Tisdale went, whatever he was doing, chances were he was smiling."

'Nuff said.

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posted by mjkredliner at 10:10 PM on May 15

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posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:13 PM on May 17

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posted by BoKnows at 02:52 PM on May 17

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posted by Newbie Walker at 06:30 PM on May 17

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posted by BornIcon at 08:30 AM on May 18

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