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Ex-NY Knicks Star

Dead at 65

Possible OD

8/24/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0824-dean-meminger-gettyDean "The Dream" Meminger -- who helped the NY Knicks clinch the 1973 NBA title -- was found dead in his hotel room Friday ... wearing his championship ring.

Meminger was found unconscious inside his NYC hotel room by staff members after failing to check out. He was pronounced dead on the scene. There were no signs of trauma. A witness reportedly saw "white stuff" oozing out of his nose.

Meminger had long suffered from drug addiction, including cocaine, even in his pro-basketball days.  He almost died in a rooming house fire where he was allegedly smoking crack back in 2009.

The 65-year-old was a first round draft pick back in 1971.

His family released a statement following the news, "We want to thank everyone for their prayers and condolences during this difficult time for our family."

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He went out with a ring, for that I'm grateful.

I'm not blaming the NBA or anything...

But life after basketball, or anything you love -

Is hard -

Where's the preparation and after-care?

I mean, what was a First-Rounder -

Doing in a damn rooming house.

422 days ago


Should have been using prescription pills prescribed by doctors like the majority of Americans do

422 days ago


Lamar, ARE YOU READING THIS?? This is your future, dude. But for God's Grace, man.

420 days ago


Besides death I hope Lamar understands that what happen to Whitney and many others is losing your god given talent is a very real possibility, For some who lovez his work hopefully he wont become just another news headline

414 days ago

Shaquille O'Neal     

What a loser

312 days ago
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