Bias was said to rival the likes of Michael Jordan, and was expected to augment the Celtics dynasty before his untimely death.
The Grio published an Op-ed exploring the often overlooked interrelationship between drugs and sports:
Drugs were a major problem for the NBA – and professional sports in general — and going largely ignored by fans, coaches, scouts and league personnel. Seeing Bias, the NBA’s next big star, succumb to cocaine was more than just a wake-up call. It changed America’s perception of drugs.
When kids saw that if someone like Bias; a marvel athlete; a demigod on the basketball court; the kid with the bright smile and incredibly promising career; could lose his life to drugs, than anyone could. He proved that drugs were serious and very real, and could affect anyone.