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25 year ago today ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Read that the other day. If you can get past the descriptive road map in the beginning, it's a decent story.
  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I remember one of my friends calling me and telling me and I immediately called bullshit.

    My friend said, "If I was going to make it up, I would have come up with a better player."

    Loved Kimble in the tournament that year. The upset over defending champion Michigan remains one of my favorite games ever.
  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    If they would have been put in any other bracket but UNLV's I think they may have made the Final Four.
  5. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    "The Guru of Go," about Paul Westhead's Loyola Marymount teams, is one of the better 30-for-30's that never gets much airtime. Has anyone else seen it?

    Without recalling the details, I remember it explaining Gathers' heart condition in unfortunate terms: that he was either prescribed the wrong medication, or that he shouldn't have been playing at all. I can't remember exactly.
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    No defib machine on site. Now they are almost universal at sports vecnues. Saved the life of a kid this August who collapsed in the practice gym at Microville Tech.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I think the deal was, the medication they prescribed him made him feel sluggish, so he talked the doctors into giving him a lower dosage.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    From the ESPN story:

    "He was carried outside the gym via stretcher, where he was shocked by a defibrillator that the team had purchased for nearly $5,000 after his original diagnosis."
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Here's a clip from "Guru of Go" on Gathers' death. The footage of him collapsing is still haunting:

  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Interesting fact I just saw on Twitter. The day Gathers collapsed and died, Loyola was playing Portland, which had Erik Spoelstra at point guard.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Something else I didn't realize until reading some of the coverage today: They finished neither the game nor the WCC tournament after Gathers died (the game where Gathers died was a semifinal). LMU was given an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament as regular-season WCC champion.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I remember watching the movie they made about him, and it couldn't have been too long after his death. Was an ABC Family type movie. I must have watched that movie 50 times.
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