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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."

    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - The Interviews: Chris Washburn

    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - The Interviews: Chris Washburn

    Former NC State star and NBA center Chris Washburn talks with Executive Producer Dave Ungrady about his own struggles with drug use causing him to be in and out of basketball and the effect Len Bias's death had on his life and others. Certain claims in the interview made by Washburn are unsubstantiated and are not to be taken as statements or facts from the producers of this podcast.

     
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    • 42 min
    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - The Interviews - John Salley

    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - The Interviews - John Salley

    Dave and Don interview 4 time NBA Champion John Salley who recalls his memories of his friendship with Len Bias from high school through the NBA Draft. John also discusses the impact Len would have had on the NBA and the actual impact his death had on the players and the league.
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    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy: The Interviews - Johnny Dawkins

    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy: The Interviews - Johnny Dawkins

    Dave and don interview UCF Head Coach, former NCAA Player of the Year at Duke, and former NBA point guard Johnny Dawkins. Johnny remembers his time playing against Len in the ACC, barnstorming games and pickup games. His unique perspective is shared on how Len's tragic death and legacy helped save lives.
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    • 33 min
    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy: The Interviews - Johnny Holliday

    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy: The Interviews - Johnny Holliday

    Maryland radio sportscaster Johnny Holliday remembers Len Bias and shares the stories of his unique relationship with Len and his family before and after his death including a personal request from Lonise Bias for Johnny to sing at Len's service. Johnny is interviewed by Dave Ungrady, Don Markus, and Rich Daniel.

    Johnny appears across the podcast series and is featured across multiple episodes and highlight clips.
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    • 53 min
    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - The Interviews - Bob Ryan

    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - The Interviews - Bob Ryan

    Former Boston Globe sports journalist Bob Ryan is interviewed by producers Don Markus and Dave Ungrady in relation to his coverage of the team during and after the draft of Len Bias. Bob speaks to the immediate reaction of the team to Len's death, and what it would have meant to have Bias as a Celtic.

    Bob Ryan has been described as "the quintessential American sportswriter" and a basketball guru, and is well known for his coverage of the NBA and in particular the Boston Celtics.

    Episode 9 - Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - From Dynasty to Drought: How the Death of Len Bias Impacted the Celtics and the NBA goes into further detail on the impact of Bias's death to the Boston Celtics.
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    • 41 min
    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - The Interviews - Friends and Family

    Len Bias: A Mixed Legacy - The Interviews - Friends and Family

    As June 19th marks the anniversary of Len Bias's tragic death, we hear from Len's teammates and his mother Lonise Bias on their immediate reaction to hearing Len was in the hospital and that he had passed away.

    More on the full story of the death of Len Bias and timeline of events surrounding the tragedy can be found in Ep 4 "His Final Hours" of this podcast series.
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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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