Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Prayer Request: Ex-NBA'er Maurice Lucas Hospitalized Again
Sad development coming out of Portland. Former NBA player and current Portland Trailblazer Assistant Coach Maurice Lucas has been hospitalized again due to a recurrence of bladder cancer. He was diagnosed with the cancer last season after complaining of weight loss and fatigue. He eventually had surgery to correct the problem, but it has returned unfortunately.
If you're wondering why I'm posting this its because my pops was a huge Maurice Lucas fan...so much that he actually named me after him. Plus Mr. Lucas is from my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. There's still a huge poster of him hanging in the pool room/basement at the family headquarters.
I know alot of you may not know who he is, but he was the man at one point in time. Though Bill Walton is usually considered the face of the 1976-77 Blazers championship squad...Lucas is the "enforcer" that actually made it happen.
If you or anyone you know would want to, you can send Mr. Lucas letters of encouragement to this address:
One Center Court
Portland, Oregon 97227