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Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Knudsen, Anne
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
Hank Gathers (left) and Bo Kimble. High school buddies from Philadelphia, the two originally played for USC. After transferring to Loyola Marymount University, they flourished under former Lakers coach Paul Westhead's high-scoring, run-and-gun system. In 1988-89, Gathers was the nation's leading scorer and rebounder. The next season, as Gathers was running upcourt after dunking during a West Coast Conference tournament game, he collapsed and died from heart failure. Kimble then led under-manned LMU to three wins in the NCAA tourney before the Lions lost to eventual national champ UNLV. Kimble honored Gathers' memory by shooting free throws with his left hand. Photo dated: Apri 29, 1986.
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Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Basketball.
Gathers, Hank
Kimble, Bo
Loyola Marymount University
Basketball players
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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