PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerome Kersey, the versatile small forward who helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals and won a title with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, died Wednesday. He was 52.
The cause of death wasn't immediately known.
A team ambassador, Kersey appeared Tuesday with fellow former Blazers Terry Porter and Brian Grant at a Portland high school in celebration of African American History Month.
"rest in peace .... thank-you for the peace watching you all play ball brought into my life... william fischer"
– william Fischer,
Mar 18, 2015
"I would like to send my condolence to the Kersey family for there loss. I hope that the Bible's promise that our dead loved ones will live again will bring you all comfort and hope. (John 5:28,29;11:38-44)"
– Raimont Manson,
university park, IL, Mar 03, 2015