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Dazzling basketball great Connie Hawkins dies at 75

October 7, 2017 4:31 PM
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Dazzling basketball great Connie Hawkins dies at 75

The Hall of Famer's death was announced in a statement Saturday by the Phoenix Suns, the team with which he spent his most productive NBA seasons. The Suns told The Associated Press they confirmed the death with his family.

The 6-foot-8 Hawkins was a dazzling playground legend in New York City who rose to basketball's heights. The Suns lauded his "unique combination of size, grace and athleticism."

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