Wayman Tisdale was a force of nature. One of the most devastating college basketball players I’ve ever seen. He was also the catalyst for the Big 8’s ascension as one of basketball’s power conferences, blazing a trail for Manning, Chievous, Grayer, King, Smith, etc.

Rest in peace.

<a href=”http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/basketball/nba/05/15/tisdale.ap/index.html”>Former NBA vet Wayman Tisdale dies at age 44 after cancer fight – NBA – SI.com</a>