Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 at 11:52 am  |  32 responses

Kevin Duckworth, RIP

by Lang Whitaker

Former Portland TrailBlazers center Kevin Duckworth, a two-time All-Star, passed away yesterday. He was 44 years old.

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  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I loved them old Blazer squads. RIP Kevin and prayers to his family.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Damn. Kevin had a ton of talent in that big body of his and co-sign TAD about the old school Blazer teams. God’s speed, KD.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    Can’t believe he was only 44.

  • Static

    One of the best to rock the “00″…he even made the Clips relevant in his later years. RIP

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Man, those Blazer teams of the early nineties sure were something. The Duck will be missed. 44 man, that’s awful.

  • ciolkstar

    “RIP Duck 00″

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    RIP Kevin Duckworth. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. I was only seven or so then, but I remember those great Drexler/Duckworth/Porter squads pretty well. A real pity and loss to the basketball world.

  • j

    Nice guy I had the pleasure of meeting. Easily recognized him back in Chicago in the early 90′s with his “00 DUCK” chain.


  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    RIP to all.

  • John E. Sanford

    My prayers go out to him and his loved ones. 44 is definitely too young to die. RIP.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    and RIP to my boy melvin stamps who died yesterday from a stroke.

  • http://www.sprint.com/sero Dma


  • maio

    He will live forever in NBA Live 95. Rest in peace.

  • Tommy Patron

    What a jump hook! R.I.P.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    Damn, 44 is mad young. RIP

  • http://dyalekt.com d.Y.

    Word maio.. he will live forever in live95 (best bball game ever)

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    RIP Kevin, to echo everyone else absolutely loved the Duck and the Blazers of Porter, Drexler, Kersey,Buck W.,Duck and Clifford. Had my first BBall watching experience the Finals back in 1992, till this date the Blazers remain my second favorite team.

  • http://www.lkz.ch/basket Darksaber

    Oh my lord. This is so sad. At 44? Too early, really too early. I remember his one handed jumper, him playing alongside Kersey and Buck, Terry P. and the Glide (Uncle Cliffy as well) in the 90′s, battling Cartright and Horace for position in those memorable finals. I was THE Portland fan amongst all my Bullscentric friends, and it hurt when the lost in 6. Rest in peace Kevin Duckworth.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    j: he wore a chain with “00 Duck?” That’s awesome.

  • G$

    I used to watch the Blazers practice at Lewis and Clark College in the early 90′s. They’d tear it up. I remember Duck doing something you’d never ever see him do in a game: Defending the in-bounds pass in a full court press! I think Cliff was throwing the ball in all lazy. Duck snagged the inbounds, jumped to the hoop and dunked behind his head. It was awesome. Also remember him running the break onetime during a game at the old MC. The crowd went nuts.

    R.I.P. Duck-

  • zamhar

    Rest in Peace Duck.

    and props to maio and dY for representing retro b’ball game heads… Live 95 forever. (hugs his shrink-wrapped copy of the PC version)

  • SteveSmith#8fan

    RIP Duck. 44 is way too young. Those Blazer teams from the early 90′s were stacked!

  • http://slamonline.com Deno


  • http://www.nba.com/celtics/ Moose

    RIP to Duckworth and i send my sincere condolences to his family. 44 is way too young to pass away. RIP.

  • j-smoov 5

    RIP Kevin. God bless.

  • hansosword

    Sad. In today’s NBA Duck would have easily been a top 5 center. I miss the 90′s…

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    It’s hard to believe he was still that young—seems like forever since the Blazers were in the Finals. Players I remember watching when I was in college shouldn’t be allowed to die. RIP, Duck.

  • Jose

    your right 44 is real young. RIP K.Duckwworth
    .condolencses to the family

  • Sanchez

    Like Lz – Cphfinest3, I too had my first experience watching bball in the 92 finals.
    RIP Duck 00

  • Solito

    Kevin Duckworth, RIP. Too soon… My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family.

  • Yann Blavec

    I’m very sad. 44, he was still very young. My father died at a young age, too, and I keep on telling me he’ll enjoy eternity for a longer time.

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