July 04, 2007

Jimmy Walker dead at 63.: Walker was the only player from a New England college ever to be drafted #1 in the NBA draft, and was the father of Michigan's Jalen Rose. At one time, they held the NCAA Division I record for career points scored by a father and son.

posted by mr_crash_davis to basketball at 10:04 PM - 2 comments

"Father" is a highly subjective word in this circumstance. I still have a JAM mag.(I believe)from back in his days at Michigan, in it Jalen tells how Jimmy Walker was a love 'em and leave 'em father. I'm a big UofM Fab5 fan, and his years with Pacers were key in getting us to the Finals in 2000. From what I remember, they werent close then, hopefully "father " was smart enuff to reconcile with his son.

posted by dezznutz at 08:18 AM on July 05, 2007


posted by sap_basis at 11:32 AM on July 05, 2007

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