Former NBA great Moses Malone has died in his sleep in Norfolk, Va., according to multiple reports. Malone committed to the University of Maryland, but was drafted by the Utah Stars of the ABA in 1974 and decided to go pro. He played a season with the Stars, a season with the Sprits of St. Louis before coming to the NBA in 1976.
May 28, 2016 | 5:06 pm EDT Update
The New Orleans Pelicans released the following statement on the passing of Bryce Dejean-Jones: “It is with deep sadness that the Pelicans organization acknowledges the sudden passing of Bryce Dejean-Jones. We are devastated at the loss of this young man’s life who had such a promising future ahead of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce’s family during this difficult time.”
NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones was killed early Saturday after police say he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him. Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, broke into a unit in the Camden Belmont Apartments, just east of U.S. 75 and Fitzhugh Avenue, about 3:20 a.m.
The commotion startled the man sleeping inside, who police say grabbed his handgun and “called out,” but got no answer. Police say Dejean-Jones then kicked the door to the bedroom — and the man fired. Dejean-Jones, 23, ran out of the apartment and “collapsed in the breezeway,” police say. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.