Former Portland Trail Blazers player and 17-year NBA veteran Jerome Kersey has died at the age of 52.
The Trail Blazers released a statement stating Kersey passed on Wednesday. Kersey was a favorite among Blazers fans and known for his kind heart. Kersey remained close to the league as a team ambassador. On Tuesday, he visited teens with former Blazers Terry Porter and Brian Grant at Madison High School in Portland for Black History Month.
Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen had kind words to say about the player on Wednesday.
Today we lost an incredible person and one of the most beloved players to ever wear a Trail Blazers uniform,” said Trail Blazers Owner Paul Allen. “My thoughts and condolences are with the Kersey family. He will be missed by all of us. It’s a terrible loss.”
“We’re shocked to lose such a great member of our Trail Blazers…
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