Len Bias died 30 years ago today. His death still makes everyone crazy.
This, from the Washington Post's John Feinstein, is just a stunning thing to exist. It is an argument that Len Bias does not deserve induction into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame because he died from a cocaine overdose.
Len Bias is long gone, having overdosed on cocaine in 1986, two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics. But as we wrote earlier this year, Bias is still very much alive in our politics.
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The Len Bias documentary, which has been shelved for a couple of years, trapped in distribution hell, will be released June 19. If anybody sees it, will his legacy be ruined?