It comes in three’s…kinda

Posted: June 5, 2010 in Movie & TV Show Reviews and Thoughts, The Blog!

It always seems that when someone die’s, that two more follow. Now depending on who you think is “important”, the three could vary. For me it was Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper and Coach John Wooden. Gary Coleman of course was awesome as a child actor on Different Strokes, unfortunately bad business decisions made his relationship with his family very strained and hard on luck with his money. Dennis Hopper was a legend in Hollywood who’s filmed spanned decades and many different genres. From Easy Rider, to Speed to even George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, Hopper will go down as someone who was very respected and will be missed by many. The third one for me is Coach John Wooden. I was never a big college basketball fan but was interested in it’s history. When I was about 8 or 9 I bought a VHS tape of the history of basketball thinking it was about the NBA, however it ended up being about college basketball history. The tape was kind of old, it only covers until 1989. However, after initially being disappointed, I ended up loving the video. A big part of the video covered Coach Wooden and his historic history at UCLA. 12 Final Four appearances that lead to 10 National Championships including 7 in a row. His 88 straight wins is an NCAA record that will stand for what might be forever. He was entered into the basketball hall of fame in 1964 and was the first to enter as both a player and a coach. Coach Wooden was 99, and would have turned 100 in October. These three men lived different lives but left a mark on me, even if it was just a small mark. They will all be remembered and missed and did well enough to leave a mark on people during their time on earth.

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Comments
  1. Hi, just wanna that I really appreciate this article. So sad those greatmen have gone.
    I think it’s interesting and also informative at the same time.
    Looking forward for your next smart postings.

    Thank U 🙂

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