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Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 11:54 AM CDT
Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44
Wayman Tisdale with his granddaughter at a game.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – College basketball Hall of Famer Wayman Tisdale died today at 44, ESPN reports. Tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, and his right leg was amputated. The 6-foot-9 forward was an All-American all 3 years at Oklahoma, and went on to spend 12 years in the NBA. He was also a talented jazz bassist who toured with notable musicians and released eight albums. (Read more Wayman Tisdale stories.)

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