Yinka Dare dies of a heart attack...

Yinka Dare dies of a heart attack...

Postby Roscoe on Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:58 pm

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Postby rydjorker121 on Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:06 pm

damn Roscoe ya beat me to it...

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- Yinka Dare, the New Jersey Nets' first- round draft pick in 1994, has died after collapsing at his home. He was 32.

A medical examiner determined that Dare, pronounced dead Friday at Englewood Hospital after being rushed to the emergency room, had a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition that was discovered when he was in college at George Washington.

He collapsed while preparing breakfast after a routine morning workout at his home.

The 7-foot-0 Nigerian center played 110 games in four seasons with the Nets, averaging 2.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. He had only four career assists, none in his first two seasons.

While at George Washington, he led the Colonials to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances under coach Mike Jarvis.

Dare is survived by his parents, Gabriel and Joan, and two sisters and a brother.



Awfully sad...only 32....and here's his playerfile: http://www.nba.com/playerfile/yinka_dare/

Notice he only had 4 assists total in 4 seasons...110 games.....4 assists, not a productive stat buster, and he ended his career in '98...just sad
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Postby BDG on Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:14 pm

Whoa that's sad... I always wondered what happened to him... was he out of shape or something?

Wasn't he the #1 draft pick?
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Postby Guest on Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:19 pm

man, that's sad.
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Postby ZenMaster on Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:48 pm

Yeah BDG he was the #1 pick in '94....I remember New Jersey had such high hopes for him at the time.....he had so much potential while in college to be a dominating big man, but once he got drafted he just couldn't make it work in the pros for whatever reason. It's a real shame....only 32 years old too???.....man....what his parents must be going through right now, his brother and sisters too
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Postby lakerfanimal on Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:50 pm

this is when you realize that life is the bigges thing in the life. Well God bless his soul
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Postby shaqpak34 on Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:24 pm

god bless him
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Postby PiEdIe on Sun Jan 11, 2004 4:52 am

I was about to post this story


this is sad...



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Postby NBN on Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:08 am

oh.. no comment... =(
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:10 am

Rest in Peace Dare... Very tragic :man5:
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Postby FabFourLakers on Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:44 am

whoa he was a #1 pick in 94? dang...what a bust....doesnt do good int ha NBA and then he dies....very sad
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Postby magicmoment on Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:50 am

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Postby JSM on Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:22 pm

wow...that's sad, I remember this guy.

I went to see one of his 1st games. The Nets were playing a pre-season game in Memphis against the Magic and he did decently against Shaq. I always wondered whatever happened to him, what a tragedy, to die at the age of 32.
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Postby #1_Kobe_fan on Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:27 pm

He was a first round lottery pick in 94 by the NETS. He was picked up at the 14th spot.... he was NOT the #1 pick overall!! Still this is a very sad story... I pray for his family
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Postby FabFourLakers on Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:55 pm

oooo yea i was bout to say how could this guy be #1 pick and be out of tha league in 4 yrs?

man that is truly sad still...
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Postby ZenMaster on Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:49 pm

My bad #1 Kobe Fan....you're right...that was the draft that had Glenn Robinson as the top pick, followed by Jason Kidd and Grant Hill. I guess I was just remembering all the high hopes N.J. had for Yinka at the time and all the press and hype he got....New Jersey was so desperate for a decent, skilled big man to compete with the other teams....like JSM0331 said, he actually played fairly well against the top centers, but could never be consistent enough to make it last I guess...oh well. Rest in peace, Yinka.... :jam2:
Here is the link for the complete 1994 draft, first and second round, in case anyone is interested: http://www.sportsstats.com/jazzyj/greats/94/
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