City Desk

Bo Kimble Is at the Wilson Building!

College hoops geeks, take note: Former Loyola Marymount star Bo Kimble is at today's D.C. Council legislative meeting.

Kimble is appearing on a somber note, to lend his support to a bill sponsored by Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. to put defibrillators in various city recreational facilities. Kimble, of course, lost his longtime friend and teammate Hank Gathers after he collapsed and died in a conference tournament game in March 1990. Gathers suffered from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.

Kimble went on under coach Paul Westhead to lead Loyola Marymount—one of the most remarkable teams in college hoops history—to the Elite Eight in Gathers' memory before falling to eventual NCAA champion UNLV.

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  • Dave McKenna

    that first left-handed free throw Bo Kimble shot in the ncaa tourney after Hank Gathers died was chilling. i just went looking on youtube for it and came up empty. probably a good thing. i better not watch it w/o a defibrillator by my side...

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