Saturday, February 24, 2007


Dennis Johnson, the star NBA guard who was part of three championships and teamed with Larry Bird on one of the great postseason plays, died Thursday after collapsing at the end of his developmental team's practice. He was 52.

Johnson, coach of the Austin Toros, was unconscious and in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived at Austin Convention Center, said Warren Hassinger, spokesman for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him for 23 minutes before he was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead....


The father of San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was killed Friday when the pickup truck in which he was riding flipped on a highway. Oliver Tomlinson, 71, was killed in the 1:30 p.m. one-vehicle rollover, said Charlie Morgan, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman. The pickup's driver, Ronald C. McClain was taken by ambulance to Waco's Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he later died, Morgan said. The 48-year-old McClain was Tomlinson's brother-in-law.
The Department of Public Safety said that according to the accident report, McClain veered off the roadway and overcorrected, sending the car across the highway and into a ditch. Both men were thrown from the truck. LaDainian Tomlinson was returning to Texas after being notified about the accident and his father's death.

1 comment:

LOREN said...

RIP Dennis. That is so messed up about LT's dad. RIP.