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RIP Wayman Tisdale

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    So says this:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/2008/08/27/2008-08-27_former_nba_player_wayman_tisdale_has_par-1.html
     
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    Wow.

    Sad news. Obviously, I hope he has this licked.

    I'm glad it was not one of his arms.

    To be world class in two separate things is very rare.
     
  3. KG

    KG Active Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    Loosing a limb is by no means fun, but I'm happy for him that they caught it in time for this to be an option for survival.

    I had a friend pass away that had bone cancer. However, in his case, they did not catch it until it was too late, and the cancer had spread throughout his body. Had he been more open to going to the doctor over some aches and pains he had, it's possible they could have caught it in time.

    Best of luck to him.
     
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    Grew up watching him all the way back to Oklahoma.

    Good thing is he's alive and still gets to play music.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    One of my relatives coached at OU when Tisdale was starring there. To this day, I have fond memories of Wayman taking me out on the court about five hours before a game and playing a game of HORSE.

    The guy is pure class.
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    Doing well:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?page=tisdale-081203
     
  7. Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    Great, great guy.
    Always up. Always smiling.
     
  8. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    My dad died of bone cancer in his back. Nasty, nasty, nasty stuff.
     
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    For anyone who hasn't listened to his stuff:

     
  10. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    That was my first thought when I saw the story.

    I remember when I heard he was planning to record an album. I thought "Oh great, another athlete who thinks he's some kind of musician."

    But he proved me way wrong. Props to him for crafting such a great second career.
     
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    Wayman can play the bass. I wish him God's speed.
     
  12. joe

    joe Active Member

    Re: Wayman Tisdale - bone cancer, amputation

    Even as a Missouri fan, I appreciated Tisdale's game at Oklahoma. Man was a beast in the Big Eight.
     
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