Troy "Escalade" Jackson, the younger brother of NBA guard Mark Jackson, was found dead in Los Angeles on Sunday morning. The Jamaica, Queens native was 35 years old. At 6'10" and 400 pounds, Jackson wasn't quick and he didn't really have leaping ability — two near requirements for streetball — but he was a beloved presence and something of a legend on the AND1 Mixtape Tour, which he joined in 2002. And what a falsetto! He played for the University of Louisville from 1996-1998 and had played with the Harlem Globetrotters and, most recently, the Ball Up streetball team.

Mark Jackson's brother dies at 35 [New York Post]