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  • Metta World Biff Feb 19, 12:03 p.m.
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    I remembered the name "Phil Henderson" but couldn't put my finger on it. Then I googled him to see a picture. I recognized him immediately and a rush of memories came roaring back. I remember disliking him immensely at the time...which means he was a great player. Of course I never knew him personally. As someone who was born and raised in Chapel Hill (pre-Panthers/Hornets), my sports hero's and antagonists were UNC and Duke basketball players (with a little Rodney Monroe/Chris Corciani mixed in).
    It really is an unusual feeling when people from your era pass away. It's what chips away at the feeling of immortality you have as a kid. But Phil was only 44. Way too young to die. This is tragic and I pray for his mother and family. Condolences to the Henderson family and the Duke family.

  • THE AMERICAN DREAM Feb 18, 3:14 p.m.
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    omg!!!
    Phil was always the best... met him at Tommy Amaker's basketball camps as a kid... he was a great man... I am a Tarheel and I will miss Phil...

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 18, 1:05 p.m.
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    Hate to see stuff like this.

  • still heelman1973 Feb 18, 12:39 p.m.
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    Sorry to hear it.

  • fearthewhiteguy Feb 18, 11:27 a.m.
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    aw

  • DooksucksV3 Feb 18, 8:10 a.m.
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    Way too young to die.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Feb 18, 8:06 a.m.
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    One of my favorite Duke players as a young kid. Dude had a helluva game. Prayers go out to his family. 44 is way too young.

  • The1 Feb 18, 7:24 a.m.
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    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/former-duke-basketball-player-phil-henderson-44-dies/12120348/

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