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Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy is a multi-part series about the legacy of former Maryland basketball star Len Bias and the importance of making the right decision. Bias, a two-time player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, was picked number two by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA draft. Two days later he was dead from complications of a cocaine overdose. The death greatly impacted federal drug legislation, criminal justice reform, athletics at the University of Maryland, the NBA, friends and family, and Black culture. His legacy resonates even today. The series will stress the importance of making the right decision. It is based on the book "Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias."

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Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy is a multi-part series about the legacy of former Maryland basketball star Len Bias and the importance of making the right decision. Bias, a two-time player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, was picked number two by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA draft. Two days later he was dead from complications of a cocaine overdose. The death greatly impacted federal drug legislation, criminal justice reform, athletics at the University of Maryland, the NBA, friends and family, and Black culture. His legacy resonates even today. The series will stress the importance of making the right decision. It is based on the book "Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias."

    Ep 7 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - A Dark Cloud

    Ep 7 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - A Dark Cloud

    Through the mid-1980s, those working in Maryland athletics considered themselves members of a big family. But with the death of Len Bias, that family imploded and the department struggled for years. Find out how in this episode, A Dark Cloud.
    About the narrator: Don Markus is a retired, former sports reporter for the Baltimore Sun who covered Maryland athletics since 1985. He is an adjunct professor of Journalism at American University.
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    • 44 min
    Ep 6 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - Tragedy to Triumph

    Ep 6 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - Tragedy to Triumph

    The death of Len Bias devastated the Maryland basketball program. In this episode, Tragedy to Triumph, coach Gary Williams and others explain how Maryland endured sanctions and other challenges to win its only national title.
    About the narrator: Rich Daniel is a 1985 graduate of the University of Maryland. He covered Len’s story as a television sports producer in the Washington, D.C. area. 
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    • 49 min
    Ep 5 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - Trauma and Transition

    Ep 5 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - Trauma and Transition

    Maryland A.D. Dick Dull called it a Greek tragedy. At the end, Dull, Lefty Driesell, and football coach Bobby Ross all were gone. In this episode, Trauma and Transition, we relive the traumatic six months at Maryland following the death of Len Bias.
    About the narrator: Kevin McNulty is a junior journalism major at the University of Maryland. He is the deputy sports editor at the school’s newspaper, The Diamondback, and a former intern for this podcast series.
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    • 48 min
    Ep 4 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - His Final Hours

    Ep 4 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - His Final Hours

    After returning from Boston, Len Bias was ready to celebrate his selection by Boston in the NBA draft. In this episode, The Final Hours, we relive the last hours or so of his life. You’ll hear from teammates, family members, and others.
    About the narrator: Dave Ungrady is the author of the book, Born Ready: the Mixed Legacy of Len Bias. He is the president of GoGrady Media and the Executive Producer of this podcast.
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    • 35 min
    Ep 3 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - Barnstorming and Boston

    Ep 3 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - Barnstorming and Boston

    In this episode, Barnstorming & Boston - with the NBA draft looming and his college career over, how did Len Bias spend his time? He went Barnstorming, met a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, reveled in draft day, went to Boston, and spent lots of money.
    The episode is narrated by Kevin Sheehan, a University of Maryland alumnus and the host of the podcast, the Kevin Sheehan Show.
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    • 42 min
    Ep 2 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - Born Ready

    Ep 2 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - Born Ready

    Len Bias was a late bloomer to basketball. In this episode, Born Ready, you will discover how Len learned the game at “The Rec", Len’s development from a cry baby to a warrior, and how he became one of the best players in college history.
    This episode is narrated by Rich Daniel, a 1985 graduate of the University of Maryland. He covered Len’s story as a television sports producer in the Washington, D.C. area. 
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy

This podcast demonstrates outstanding content and excellent production.
A very intriguing and fascinating story.
Congratulations to the producers for their fine work.

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