Maurice Lucas memorial

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There was a memorial for Maurice Lucas on Nov. 19 at Calvary Baptist Church on Wylie Ave.

After the memorial, family and friends went to the Ammons Recreational Center to reflect on Lucas and his lifetime of giving.

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SAYING GOODBYE—Family and friends release balloons in memory of Maurice Lucas

Lucas led an all-star Schenley team to the state championship during the early 1970s. He is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player ever in the city of Pittsburgh and without a doubt one of the top 5 players in the history of western Pennsylvania high school basketball.

He went on to become one of the greatest power forwards to ever play the game in the ABA and the NBA. He was a consistent 20 point and 10 rebound man, who was one of the best defenders the game has known.

He was the starting power forward on the great Bill Walton led Portland Trail Blazers team that won the NBA championship in 1976-77.

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