Classic Photo: Michael Jordan + Len Bias

Vintage MJ and Len.

In honor of Throwback Thursday, lets take a look back at an image of the greatest basketball player going up against one of the greatest players to never play in the NBA. Here’s a pic of Michael Jordan in his North Carolina Tar Heel days going up against Maryland Terps, Kevin “Len” Bias. MJ was rocking his Converse Pro Leather while Len rocked Nike high-tops.

For those who’s not familiar with Len Bias, he’s considered one of the best players to never make it into the NBA. Although he was number 2 pick of the 1986 NBA Draft, he didn’t make it for his first game. He tragically passed away only a day after he was drafted.

For me, Len Bias was a hometown hero. While I was growing up in Hyattsville MD, he was often the talk of the town even years after his passing. To put it in perspective, he was in front the draft of now legendary NBA players like Ron Harper, John Salley, and Dennis Rodman just to name a few. You’ll be missed Len Bias, but never forgotten.

Image: Iamsports