The death of former Maryland basketball star Len Bias is #5 on the heartbreak list. Bias, simply put, was Maryland’s Michael Jordan. Or Larry Bird. Or Magic Johnson. He was the player who would star at Maryland and then go on to the NBA and wreak havoc on the big boys, all the while reminding everyone he was a product of the Maryland basketball program. That all ended on June 19, 1986 when Bias died from a cocaine overdose just days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics.
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