Former OU basketball great Tisdale dies at 44

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Former Oklahoma star and NBA player Wayman Tisdale has died at age 44 after fighting cancer the past two years.

Waymon Tisdale

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Former Oklahoma star and NBA player Wayman Tisdale has died at age 44 after fighting cancer the past two years.

A spokeswoman for St. John Medical Center in Tulsa says Tisdale died about 8 a.m. Friday.

The 6-foot-9 Tulsa native was a three-time All-American for Oklahoma before spending 12 seasons in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns.

He first learned he had cancerous cyst below his right knee after he broke his leg in a fall at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2007. His leg was amputated last August, but he had made several public appearances since then.

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