Death of Jerome Kersey

June 26, 1962 - February 18, 2015
Portland, Oregon | Age 52

Former Trail Blazers player dies at 52
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By ANNE M. PETERSON, The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerome Kersey, the versatile small forward who helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals and won a title with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, died Wednesday. He was 52.

The cause of death wasn't immediately known.

A team ambassador, Kersey appeared Tuesday with fellow former Blazers Terry Porter and Brian Grant at a Portland high school in celebration of African American History Month.

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