Dwight Jones, the former NBA player and Olympian, passed away recently from an aortic aneurysm at the age of 64. This video takes a look back at his career.
Jones played 10 seasons in the NBA as a versatile 6’9″ forward or center who averaged 8.1 points and 5.9 rebounds a night, and was known as a beast on the offensive glass. A native of Houston, he played his college ball at the University of Houston (making two NCAA Tournaments with the team) and also played for the Rockets while in the NBA.
He may best be remembered as the USA’s top scorer who was ejected from the gold medal game during the controversial 1972 Olympic loss to Russia. That loss ate at him the rest of his life (as it did many members of that team).
Our thoughts are with his family at this time.