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Roy Marble never stopped fighting. As competitive as he was on the basketball court, Marble fought even more courageously for his life until the very end. On Friday, Sept. 11, one of the area’s greatest basketball stars died at his Grand Blanc residence after a yearlong bout with cancer. The former NBA player and University of Iowa’s all-time leading scorer was 48. Marble’s death comes just six months after his mother, Bertie Marble, died in Flint at 68. Marble, who often bragged about being an “original Flintstone,” admitted to being scared for his life when doctors in Iowa first discovered three tumors in his head and diagnosed him with an advanced stage of lung cancer in August 2014.
The Magic also expect to have swingman Devyn Marble and the team’s upcoming first-round draft pick participate in summer-league play. To be available to play, Marble must heal fully from a detached retina and a subsequent surgery in March to repair the damage.
On Friday, Gordon and Marble got a chance to be an inspiration to kids by showing what it takes to excel in sports and live a healthy lifestyle. They joined Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw and other volunteers in a Magic FIT Fun Day at Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary. The event was a reward for these students who participated and won the Magic FIT 8 week challenge, which promotes health and wellness and helps youth understand the importance of healthy food choices and fitness exercises. “We are motivating kids to get active,” Gordon said. “When you have a healthy body, generally you have a healthy life. That’s one of the top priorities for us.”