Sports RIP Pearl Washington

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  1. Uncle Larry

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    RIP

    http://nypost.com/2016/04/20/pearl-washington-dead-at-52/

    Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, one of New York City’s great high school stars who went on to have a stellar career at Syracuse and play three years in the NBA, has passed away at the age of 52, Syracuse.com reported.

    He was diagnosed last summer with a brain tumor and had surgery in the fall, but he was unable to overcome the illness.

    A ball-handling maestro from Brownsville, Brooklyn, he was given the nickname “Pearl” because his on-court flair reminded so many of Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe....
     
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    Who dis?
     
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    Ball-handling maestro. Welp.

    RIP
     
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    @ARM this guy was on the inaugural heat team. Another great never was been in NBA history.
     
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    Hoops player from the 80s - haven't heard about him in yrs + had no idea he was sick.
     
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    Apparently he was more than just a playground legend.
     
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    Ahhhh
     
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    why did he quit after his age 25 season? he was a serviceable role player from what bball reference is saying
     
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    I heard. :rip:
     
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    Heat Heat Heat!!!
    Him and Rory Sparrow in the backcourt. Talk about fear
     
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    RIP Dwayne the Pearl
     
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    Howard was just about to write him a note when Beth came downstairs with the bad news
     
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    loved him in college

    He was a great college player in the day when the Big East was the best conference in the country.
     
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    The special effects still hold up?
     
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    Pearl couldn't make that PURE PG transition to the NBA like his peers did (KJ, Tim Hardaway, Mark Jackson, Rod Strickland, Kenny Smith, Mookie Blaylock, Sherman Douglas etc). The scorers mentality was his undoing in the NBA.

    He got hyped a lot in the big bad Big East at the time and went very high in the draft. Even on a putrid Nets team - he couldn't really find his niche.

    I remember those Heat teams pretty well. I had Billy Thompson and Grant Long on my first fantasy team. Between them - and Seikaly - they were bad a team that were great on the offensive glass. I had a soft spot for the backcourt of Sherman Douglas & Kevin Edwards.
     
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    Adios whoever you were.
     
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    I loved Grant Long, from Eastern Meeeeshigan.

    But that inaugural Heat Starting Lineup
    Rory Sparrow
    Kevin Edwards
    Billy Thompson
    Grant Long
    and the Great Pat Cummings

    With Pearl and Jon Sundvold coming off the bench

    Was really...........short.
     
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    They have to sugar-coat everyone on there to bescht of their ability. That's basically code for "NBA bust". Pearl was a CLASSIC over-hyped college superstar (*see Duke alum) - whose game was tailored for the NCAA. He lacked the ability to improve on his Syracuse game at the NBA level in important areas. Which is a shame - because on BAD Nets and Heat (1st year) teams they basically gave him a lot of real estate to show his stuff

    Also had a lot substance issues along the way which probably stymied any hopes he had of becoming a full-time starting PG in a very competitive PG heavy NBA at the time. His shoot first, second, and third mentality didn't fly in THAT NBA apex. Hard to believe he only played 3 seasons with the level of hype he had at Syracuse and HS.

    Probably a great guy but squandered what could have been a really solid career.
     
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