NBA Player Found Dead In Home
An NBA player was found dead in his home this week.
Robert Archibald passed away at the age of 39. He was discovered inside his house by unspecified parties. The cause of his death is unclear at the moment.
Archibald was drafted in 2002 out of the University of Illinois by the Memphis Grizzlies. From there he went on to play for the Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors.
Over the course of 44 outings in the NBA, he average 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds.
Following his stint in the NBA, Archibald became known for his time with the Great Britain Men’s Basketball team.
In particular, his performance in the 2012 Olympics was seen as something of a career highlight.
Archibald’s former teammate Paul Gasol expressed his sympathies regarding the passing on social media.
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) January 25, 2020
Kevin Pringle, Scotland’s basketball head, did the same.
“The news of Robert’s death is a complete shock to us all,” he wrote.
“He was a wonderful man and a great friend, as well as being a trailblazer and an inspiration to others.
“Throughout his extraordinary career he always played with pride and determination, and was always a credit to his country, whether representing Scotland or GB at home or abroad.
“The basketball community has lost a great role model and a true friend, and the thoughts of the whole community are with his family at this difficult time. We will miss him.”
In 2008, Archibald was named the Ukrainian SuperLeague Finals MVP.