It was confirmed yesterday that Eddie Griffin died last Friday night in Houston, when he sped his SUV around a railroad crossing barrier and past the flashing red warning lights, and into an oncoming train. The vehicle burst into flames upon impact, and it took these past five days to confirm the driver’s identity through his dental records. Eddie Griffin was 25 years old.
Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo! Sports has written a very nice piece about the former NBA star, who at one time was the number one high school player in the country, as well as a player for the Nets, the Rockets, and the Timberwolves. There are lots of quotes here, not so much about the loss of talent (which is true) but about a nice man with a tortured soul, and a losing fight with alcoholism.
It’s a sad day, and our condolences go out to Eddie Griffin’s family and friends. ��
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