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What If? The Len Bias Story

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“It Haunts All of Us”

In this excerpt from "It Just Feels Like Loss," the finale of The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ those who watched Bias play reflect on his memory

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“I Was Scared Shitless”

In this excerpt from "Who Can You Trust?," the sixth episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ Bias’s childhood friend Derrick Curry reflects on the unjust drug policies passed in the wake of Bias’s death

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“I Loved Leonard Bias Like He Was My Son” 

In this excerpt from "Someone Had to Pay," the fifth episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ legendary Maryland coach Lefty Driesell discusses the charge he faced in the wake of Bias’s death

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“Just Poison”

In this excerpt from "They Weren’t Grown Men," the fourth episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ investigators shift their attention to the cocaine that killed Len Bias

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“Let Me Take a Hit”: Spencer Haywood and Cocaine in the NBA 

In this excerpt from Episode 3 of ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ Hall of Famer Haywood recalls freebasing cocaine for the first time after moving to Los Angeles

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“It Couldn’t Be True”

In this excerpt from "He’s Gone," the second episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ Bias’s family, teammates, and local media gather at the hospital as confusion and shock build

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“I Knew Death Was Coming”

In Episode 1 of ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series, Len’s mother Lonise describes the premonition that weighed on her before her son’s death 

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Introducing ‘What If? The Len Bias Story’

Jordan Ritter Conn hosts this seven-part series about how the University of Maryland phenom’s death altered the trajectory of NBA history