NBA's Malik Sealy Passes Away

Published May 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT


Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Sealy, a seven-year-old National Basketball Asociation veteran, was killed early Saturday morning in a head-on auto collision. He was 30 years old. 

Sealy was returning home from teammate Kevin Garnett's 24th birthday party when his car was struck by another vehicle. 

The swingman was drafted 14th overall in the first round of the 1992 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. He spent two seasons there before joining the Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons and signing as a free agent with Minnesota in January of 1999. 

Sealy averaged 11.3 points a game with the Timberwolves this season and helped Minnesota qualify for the NBA playoffs. His club was ousted from the playoffs in the first round. 

Sealy, a native of the Bronx, was St. John's University all-time steals leader and its second all-time leading scorer behind Chris Mullin, who plays for Indiana -- MINNEAPOLIS (AFP) 


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