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Former Rockets broadcaster McLemore dies at 67

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  1. Malcolm

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    Former Rocket player and broadcaster McCoy McLemore, who was battling cancer, died Thursday. He was 67.

    The Yates graduate played 17 games for the Rockets during the 1971-72 season, his final year in the NBA.

    McLemore, who played college basketball for Drake, was a third-round pick by San Francisco in 1964 and played for five additional NBA teams in his career. The 6-7, 235-pound forward was a reserve for the 1970-71 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.

    McLemore was a color analyst in the late 1980s for Rockets’ television broadcasts on Home Sports Entertainment.



    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/6402216.html

    Did't want to be too much of a downer but I just thought somebody should post this
     
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    Man that sucks, I'm sure he was at the game tonight. RIP :(
     
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    Wow, I remember him from back then. I didn't know he had cancer. RIP.
     
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    I remember he did something incredibly stupid towards the end of his broadcasting career with the Rockets, but I can't remember what it was.

    It was something you would have NEVER expected. I'm pretty sure whatever it was ended his broadcasting career...

    Bummer to hear of his passing.
     
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    67 is far too young. You'll be missed and I'm glad you got the see those championships won for the city of Houston. Rest in peace.
     
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    I remember McCoy McLemore from the HSE days. I thought he was great.

    RIP
     
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    actually im pretty sure he wasnt because on the rokets broadcast, worell was talking about how they were good friends and saying he died and everything, he went on for a good few minutes about it and then bullard started yelling at the game....
     
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