Sunday, September 19, 2004

The Len Bias effect

The last college basketball game I saw as a college student was the last home game for Len Bias at the University of Maryland. He never played in the NBA, dying of a cocaine overdose, after he was drafted to play with the Boston Celtics.

The Roanoke paper has this article ("Attorney: Law after Bias' death caused prison swell," 9/19/04) with an explanation that federal drug law was made more severe in 1986 in response to Bias' death.

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