NBA Champ, Jack Haley, Dies at 51


Former NBA player Jack Haley died Tuesday at age 51, according to a tweet from his former coach, Phil Jackson.

Haley played college ball at UCLA and was a fourth-round pick by the Chicago Bulls in 1987.

The 6-foot-10, 240-pounder was a journeyman. He played for four different franchises, earning a championship with Jackson’s 1996 Bulls.

In his career that spanned 11 years and took him from Spain to the NBA to Greece to the CBA, his greatest memories were likely produced off the court.

Haley was a free spirit. When he was with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991-92 season, they played preseason games in Europe.

Haley stopped by the grave of Jim Morrison of The Doors and left a bottle of whiskey as a symbol of tribute.

His affection for music didn’t end there. Haley actually has a bit role in Aerosmith’s “Love In An Elevator” video.

Source: FOXSports

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