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Len Bias would have turned 50 on Nov. 18


His death shook not only the University of Maryland, but the college basketball world, the NBA, and the nation. It spurred the passage of new national drug laws. It devastated a family and nearly brought down an entire basketball program. Len Bias died of cocaine intoxication on June 19, 1986 at the age of 22. On Nov. 18, 2013, he would have turned 50 years old. (Comcast SportsNet)


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