He died in an automobile accident when he and teammate David Wesley were racing along the highways in Charlotte, NC after a morning shoot-around.
Surely Wesley has coped since the tragedy just over nine years ago, but still, he must live the rest of his life knowing that he lost a friend when they were both being stupid and reckless.
Nick and JaVale have been ticketed for reckless driving (ht: Bullets Forever). It’s understood that they were both driving in separate cars, but not clear if they were racing each other or in a rush to catch a flight to Boston because they were running late.
Nonetheless, they probably need a talking to from David Wesley. It’s better to be late than dead.
[photo sources: NBA.com and flickr/Keith Allison]