Tuesday, August 21, 2007

R.I.P. Eddie Griffin

The Houston Chronicle is reporting former Rockets forward Eddie Griffin was killed last week.

Reportedly, he was killed when his SUV crashed into a moving train in Southeast Houston. His body was so badly burned that his body had to be identified through his dental records.

Griffin was drafted 7th overall by the New Jersey Nets out of Seton Hall in 2001. He was subsequently traded to the Rockets in exchange for Richard Jefferson, Jason Collins, and Brandon Armstrong. He turned out to be a bright spot for us, blocking shots and being a threat from the outside.

Unfortunately, he couldn't stay out of trouble with the law. He was released in '03 by the Rockets after several arrests. The Timberwolves picked him up and he was with them until he was released last season.

Eddie Griffin, God bless your life.