Friday, May 15, 2009

Wayman Tisdale.........

Could you have a better smile?

He shouldn't have died so young.

Rest in peace, Mr. Tisdale

15 comments:

Greywolfe said...

I remember Mr. Tisdale as a hero in our highschool basketball team. Here in Oklahoma, you were either in the OU camp or OSU. But no one looked down on Tisdale. I don't remember there ever being a negative rumor about him, or seeing anyone that put so much into his game.

God rest you Wayman

Chuck said...

He played when I used to watch pro basketball a lot. I always thought he was a classy guy. Rest in Peace.

Steve Harkonnen said...

Wow! So YOUNG.

Anonymous said...

He was a first round pick here for the Pacers in the 80s. Wasn't he a jazz saxaphone player? Is that what drew your attention to him, Z?

tio bowser

The Merry Widow said...

That IS a great smile, I pray for comfort for his wife, children, family and friends.

What a positive example!

tmw

Elmers Brother said...

OH NO...He played for Suns also...what a loss.

Z said...

what drew me to him is that smile.
Plus, I'm a basekball fan.
Tho I did know he played sax, Tio.
It's a huge tragedy...

Dr. John said...

I remember actually getting to ask him a question in the locker room of a Sacramento Kings game one night many years ago. My good friend was the sports editor for a little paper north of Sacramento, and he had season press passes for the Kings. I was able to go with him one night and I got to go in the locker room after the game and feel like a sports reporter (even though I was working on becoming a doctor and had no journalistic background whatsoever). I remember Mr. Tisdale being kind, courteous, and very giving, waiting until every last question was asked. None of this moody "why does everyone hate me when I am so great" crap you see sometimes out of sports stars. My friend prodded me to ask him a question. I was a bit scared but came up with some lame question about what his thought were on the Sooners in the NCAA tournament that year. Lame question for an NBA star, but he answered it with that million dollar smile on his face. Class act, 100%.

mksviews said...

Some people have beautiful smiles.

Z said...

makes me even feel WORSE when I hear your input on this great guy .... sure good to hear, though, and he deserves to be remembered well.

God bless his family and fans.

Elmers Brother said...

It was a treat when Wayman and A.C. Green played for the Suns. Great role models and men of faith.

The Merry Widow said...

In that case, we WILL see them again...and can enjoy that smile again!
G*D bless and MARANATHA!

tmw

LASunsett said...

He might have played sax, I don't know. But he was best known for his smooth jazz bass playing. He played for the Pacers long before they started shooting bullets, in place of baskets.

I have a short tribute to him at the end of my music post.

Z said...

SUNSETT..thanks, it was electric BASS not SAX that Tisdale played...

I erred..you're absolutely right.

Pat Jenkins said...

AMEN!!