RIP Jack Twyman

Another NBA game changer has passed away.

Jack Twyman, who is a Hall of Famer, one of the game’s top scorer in the 1950’s, and guardian to a paralyzed teammate has died at the age of 78. Complications from a rare form of blood cancer has claimed another NBA legend.

Playing 11 years in the NBA, Twyman made the All-Star team six times.

More importantly, Twyman, was known as a man who had heart. In 1958, after teammate Maurice Stokes was paralyzed, Twyman, made sure Stokes received his medical benefits by becoming his legal guardian. He also arranged annual exhibition games with NBA players to help raise money for Stokes. Those games became annual ways to raise money for those NBA players who need money based on their needs.

He also did games as the color commentator for NBA games.

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