NBA world reacts to death of Warriors legend Felton Spencer

Former Golden State Warriors player Felton Spencer died at the age of 55 on Sunday afternoon, as announced by his sister Tammy Pollock.

The cause of death is yet to be determined, but Tammy said the former athlete ‘passed away peacefully’ in a tweet. “Our beloved Felton Spencer – former UOFL basketball legend, retired 12-year NBA veteran, 6th pick in the 1990 NBA draft, and former assistant college coach – passed away peacefully this afternoon,” she tweeted.

The NBA world is deeply saddened by his departure and has expressed their grief and mourning.

Who was Felton Spencer?

Felton started his NBA journey after the Minnesota Timberwolves picked him sixth overall in the 1990 NBA draft. Later, he played three years for the Timberwolves and was traded to the Utah Jazz in 1993. Since then, he played for the Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, and San Antonio Spurs before finally retiring as a New York Knicks player.

After retiring in 2002, Spencer joined Spalding University, located in Louisville, as an assistant coach and later moved to Bellarmine University.

His popularity rose even before joining the NBA when he played for the University of Louisville in college. Those four years of his career made him a first-team All-Metro Conference selection in 1990 and a second-team Parade All-American selection in 1986.

He left Louisville as a legend and was hailed as an all-time leader as a center in field goal percentage. His demise made the cardinals express their deep sorrow.

A handful of NBA fans, teammates, and players shared their sympathy with the 7-foot legend and his family.

How has the NBA world reacted to Felton Spencer’s death?

felton’s friend and well-wisher, Kenny Payne, tweeted his feelings for the Louisville legend. “My heart is broken today hearing about my brother Felton. My love and prayers go out to Momma Betty, his sisters, and brother Mac. All Cardinals, please put his family in our prayers,” he wrote.

We at SportsZion send our deepest condolences to the departed soul and his family.

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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