Bias arrives

February 21, 2011

Twenty-five years ago yesterday, Len Bias arrived, with this well-known steal and dunk in a game at Carolina. Four months later, he was gone.

At Slate.com, the excellent Tom Scocca recalls hearing the game on the radio from his parents’ home in the Baltimore suburbs. Plenty of ACC basketball games sang me to sleep when I was a teenager; sometimes, I wish the glut of televised basketball didn’t render those radio games obsolete.

All the time, I wish Len Bias had lived to revolutionize basketball.