The year of 2021 has not been the best for professional athletes. This especially holds true for the National Basketball Association.
This particular death is being reported a little bit late as it somehow slipped through the cracks, but nonetheless it should be reported on. Back in mid April, former Philadelphia 76ers player Shaler Halimon passed away.
Halimon was selected No. 14 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1968 NBA draft. He played in 50 games with the 76ers as a rookie, but was traded to the Bulls the following season and went on to play 40 games over two seasons.
Halimon played five years in the NBA and ABA, earning the nickname “Houdini” during a stint with the Chicago Bulls, but was best known in Portland for playing on the Blazers’ inaugural team in 1970-71.
In other Chicago Bulls news, NBA Hall of Famer and GOAT Michael Jordan commented on his fifteen year career and whether or not he has had any regrets.