Len Bias

1963 - 1986

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Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was an American college basketball player for the Maryland Terrapins. In the last of his four years playing for Maryland, he was named a consensus first-team All-American. Two days after being selected by the Boston Celtics with the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, Bias died from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Len Bias has received more than 5,161,419 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Len Bias is the 79th most popular basketball player (up from 340th in 2019), the 5,010th most popular biography from United States (up from 11,768th in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Len Bias ranks 79 out of 1,757Before him are Zoran Slavnić, Petar Skansi, Tim Duncan, Velimir Perasović, Ettore Messina, and Sam Jones. After him are Lenny Wilkens, Pau Gasol, Kevin Durant, Dino Rađa, Paul Arizin, and Jānis Krūmiņš.

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Among people born in 1963, Len Bias ranks 184Before him are Inva Mula, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, John Stamos, Viorica Dăncilă, Thomas Bickel, and Rambo Amadeus. After him are Júlio César, Pirmin Zurbriggen, Gabriele Reinsch, Isaiah Washington, Peter Scully, and Vladimir Solovyov. Among people deceased in 1986, Len Bias ranks 152Before him are Harold Arlen, Lars-Erik Larsson, Hal B. Wallis, Harald Reinl, Bessie Love, and Henry Russell. After him are Adolf Brudes, Agustín Sauto Arana, Juan Carlos Corazzo, Daniel Balavoine, Gaston Defferre, and Ernst Haas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Len Bias ranks 5,010 out of 20,380Before him are John C. Frémont (1813), Margaret Weis (1948), James Russo (1953), Michael C. Hall (1971), Stephen A. Schwarzman (1947), and Martin Brest (1951). After him are Sylvia Beach (1887), William Smith (1933), Lenny Wilkens (1937), Bradley Whitford (1959), Frank J. Tipler (1947), and Boz Scaggs (1944).


Among basketball players born in United States, Len Bias ranks 45Before him are Pete Maravich (1947), Nate Thurmond (1941), Willis Reed (1942), Chuck Daly (1930), Elvin Hayes (1945), and Sam Jones (1933). After him are Lenny Wilkens (1937), Kevin Durant (1988), Paul Arizin (1928), Wes Unseld (1946), Nate Archibald (1948), and Bob McAdoo (1951).