We’re sad to announce that Tyrone “Alimoe” Evans passed away earlier today following complications from a stroke. The 6’7″ player was known for his trademark ball handling skills despite his immense size.
In an interview with Hoopsvibe in 2003, Evans said he wanted to be remembered as somebody that made somebody else get up and do better.
“They don’t have to let me know that I lit their fire; just go out and do it.,” said Evans. “They don’t have to thank me and bring me out to the game; just go do it. Just knowing that that little kid watching me took something home with them. See, basketball is a teacher of life. The lessons you learn in basketball – don’t be selfish, work hard, and treat everybody good – they’re the same lessons in life.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, February 2nd, brace yourself, as Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV slam dunks into the Big Easy. Next to the “Big Game” itself, Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV will be the hottest game ticket in town! The star studded event, which features Future Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Terrell Owens, Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys), Lance Moore (New Orleans Saints, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Philadelphia Eagles), DeSean Jackson (Eagles) Darnell Dockett (Phoenix Cardinals),), Nick Eason (Cardinals) world renowned producer DJ Clue, and AND1 Live’s 5’5” dunking sensation Porter Maberry aka “Gravity” ( LeBron James Galaxy 2 commercial), will be held at the Xavier University of Louisiana’s brand new Convocation Center, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125 at 7pm.
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