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RIP Pearl Washington

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  2. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Whoa. RIP.
    That was the first college team I really loved. Him and seikely and young Derrick Coleman. So much talent.
  3. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Always jarring to see thread titles like this. Was this known? I hadn't heard anything about it.
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Wow. I covered the Big East (UConn) during his heyday. Loved watching Pearl.
  5. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    He never played with Derrick Coleman.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Grew up in L.A. but loved and came of age with the Big East -- and Pearl was probably my first favorite Big East player (even though I hated Syracuse).

    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member


    Wasn't he one of the first, or most prominent, of the so-called "playground legends?"
  8. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    Yeah Sherman Douglas was the PG in Coleman's time and then took Pearl's place
    on The Heat.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016
  9. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    Came along later. The original legends were Connie Hawkins and Roger Brown. Then came Herman The Helecopter, Earl Manigault and Fly Williams and a guy named Dr J
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yes. Played at Boys & Girls High School in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

    Diagnosed last summer. The Syracuse players apparently wore "Pearl" on their warmups during their Final Four run.

    Pearl Washington 'quite emotional' watching Syracuse basketball reach Final Four
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I saw him play against my HS when I was in junior high. Utterly dominant.

    I don't think that he had the physical tools or drive to make it at the highest level, but what a ball player.
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

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