By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus
When BASN Newsroom (aka the Black Athlete Sports Network) began years ago, our basic premise was to celebrate the past, present, and future history of sport’s most innovative and imitated being — the black athlete.
As one decade ends and another year begins, we take a look back at some of the notable black athletes and contributors to sports who passed away over the last 12 months. By no way is this a comprehensive list, however, we still want to pay homage to them and their life on and off the field.
Whether they be Hall of Famers or not, this is our way of giving these pioneers and innovators their final days in the spotlight. Here’s our brief list of folks who won’t soon be forgotten.
“Jumping” Johnny Wilson
Johnny “Lam” Jones
James “Radio” Kennedy
Anthony McClean can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.