Tributes pour in for Blazers’ legend Jerome Kersey
It came as a surprise to learn Wednesday that Trail Blazers legend Jerome Kersey had passed away at age 52. A blood clot that started in his leg and traveled to his lung caused his untimely and unexpected death.
The tributes have poured in. Above you see Kersey’s former teammate Terry Porter, who was overcome with emotion. His former coach Rick Adelman released this statement, via CSNNW.com.
Blazers legend and another former Kersey teammate Clyde Drexler said this to CSNNW.com.
A number of current players commented on Twitter.
R.I.P Jerome kersey ,Spoke to him regularly about life and the ups and downs of a NBA season. Gone too soon, much love! Prayers 2 the family— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 19, 2015
I'm sad 1 of the all time blazers greats and friend of mine Jerome Kersey passed away! RIP JK you'll be missed!!— Damon Stoudamire (@Iambiggie503) February 19, 2015