Tragic day for the NBA community, as former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton has passed away at the age of 64 following a bicycle crash in Utah.
According to ESPN, the two-time Defensive Player of the Year was found lying in the middle of the road in Summit County at around 8:30 pm on Friday. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was eventually pronounced dead. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office says there is no reason to believe that a vehicle was involved in the accident at the moment.
Eaton spend his entire career in Utah. He led the league in blocks per game four times, and his average of 5.6 per game during the 1984-85 season remains the highest in NBA history.
Many have taken to Twitter to share their stories about Eaton and send their condolences, including the Jazz organization and Rudy Gobert.