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John Wooden hospitalized in 'grave' condition UPDATE: passed away 6/4/10

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Rogue...Jedi, Jun 3, 2010.

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  1. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/news/story?id=5249138

    :( Sad to see, especially if this is the end for him, but he's 99 years old, which is a great long life by anyone's standards, and it'll be a long, long time before anyone forgets about the impact he's had on basketball.
     
  2. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    I heard about it this morning. :(

    He's just legendary. If this is it, he certainly won't be forgotten after he's gone.
     
  3. DarthIntegral

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    Not much to say other than what's been said: great icon, great long life, and not to unexpected to see him go. Although, from everything I've read, he was a better man and husband than he was a coach. And that's saying something.
     
  4. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's saying quite a lot indeed.
     
  5. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    SportsCenter just said that he was admitted May 26th for dehydration and is currently resting comfortably. That doesn't seem so serious, but then again, age can be a factor in anything. Sounds encouraging, though!
     
  6. Rogue...Jedi

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    And the article that used the term "grave condition" has been changed to reflect that.

    So hopefully, he'll recover from this :)
     
  7. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    [link=http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/37499938/ns/sports-college_basketball/]He's dead.[/link]@};-
     
  8. DarthIntegral

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    Not unexpected, but still sad.
     
  9. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Heard this one the radio coming home from the game tonight.

    As Inty said, not unexpected, but still very sad. :( Rest in Peace, John Wooden @};-
     
  10. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    RIP, John Wooden.@};-

    [hl=yellow]L.A. > Boston[/hl]
     
  11. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    A long life.
     
  12. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A few days late, but I was very sad to hear about that. Wooden was a great coach and a better person. RIP.
     
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