Jerome Kersey

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Birthday
26, 1962
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Feb 18, 2015 (52)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1962
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Feb 18, 2015 (52)

About

Small forward best remembered for his years as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs, winning the NBA title with the Spurs in 1999. He died unexpectedly of a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot in February 2015 at the age of 52.

Before Fame

He attended the Division II school Longwood College, where he set school records for points, rebounds, blocks and steals.

Trivia

He came in second behind then-rookie Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Family Life

He married his longtime girlfriend Teri in September 2013. He had a daughter named Kiara and a granddaughter named Harley Rae.

Associated With

He made two NBA Finals appearances alongside Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler as a member of the Trail Blazers.