John Wooden Dies at 99

Isaac FerminContributor IJune 5, 2010

WESTWOOD, CA - JANUARY 29:  Former coach John Wooden of the UCLA Bruins watches as the Bruins take on the University of California Golden Bears at Pauley Pavilion January 29, 2009 in Westwood, California. UCLA won, 81-66.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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I actually wrote about this at around the same time Michael Jackson died. Actually after Billy Mays died. How I said John Wooden's time would come. Now I sound like a jack ass. We knew about his health issues going in. We knew he went to the hospital in a couple scares. Now he has finally passed. To be honest I can't remember much of the man. I'm currently 17. Not turning 18 until January of 2011. And his last championship came in 4 years before my own father came to this country. And my father came here at 17 in 1979 and we just celebrated his 49thbirthday on June 3rd. Enough of my family though. I know that John Wooden was probably the greatest coach in Basketball. He won championships for UCLA And won with a certain Lew Alcindor. But even after that. The man was revered and respected. And united the City of Los Angeles. And really was a symbol for College Basketball and just Basketball. May the man rest in peace. And it's just sad that he couldn't celebrate his 100th birthday. But when I heard he was going to the hospital this time. I didn't think he was gonna make it. And man I feel like jack-ass for saying that. Especially for a man who just died. Rest in Peace.

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