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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.