Wayman Tisdale passed away Friday morning after a two-year battle with cancer that led to the amputation of his leg in August 2008.
Tisdale was 44 years old.
Tisdale spent three seasons at Oklahoma and was a dominant force. He still holds numerous school records, including the school’s all-time scoring and rebounding marks.
He won a Gold Medal with the 1984 Olympic team in Los Angeles.
The Pacers selected Tisdale with the #2 pick in the 1985 draft. His best years came with the Kings, and spent time with the Suns before retiring in 1997.
He averaged 15.3 ppg during his NBA career.
Tisdale immersed himself in music following his hoops career. His jazz albums made several appearances in the top-10 on the Billboard charts.
By all accounts, Tisdale was very upbeat man with a big heart. He is survived by his wife Regina, and four children.
Even though it was cut short, Tisdale certainly lived a full life.