Bias was lenny larry s complete cookie and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D. Bias was one of four children born to James Bias Jr and Dr Lonise Bias. He had a sister, Michelle, and two brothers, Eric and James III, known as «Jay».
As a freshman, he was viewed as «raw and undisciplined,» but ultimately, Bias developed into an All-American player. In his junior year, he led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring and was named the ACC’s Player of the Year. Bias impressed basketball fans with his amazing leaping ability, his physical stature and his ability to create plays, and was considered one of the most dynamic players in the nation. By his senior year, scouts from various National Basketball Association teams viewed Bias as the most complete forward in the Class of 1986.
On Tuesday, June 17, Bias was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, which was held in New York City at Madison Square Garden. On Wednesday, June 18, Bias and his father flew to Boston, Massachusetts, from Washington, D. NBA club draft acceptance and product endorsement signing ceremony with the Celtics’ coaches and management. After returning home to Maryland, Bias retrieved his newly leased sports car and drove back to his room on the campus of the University of Maryland. He then dined with some teammates and a member of the football team. He left campus at approximately 2 a. Four days after Bias died, on June 23, more than 11,000 people attended a memorial service at the Cole Field House, the university recreation and student center where Bias played for the Terrapins.
Those speaking at the service included Red Auerbach, who said he had planned for three years to draft Bias for the Celtics. Bias was interred at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland. On July 25, 1986, a grand jury returned indictments against Bias’s friend Brian Tribble for possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. On October 20, 1986, prosecutors dropped all charges against Long and Gregg in exchange for their testimony against Tribble. On October 30, the grand jury added three more indictments against Tribble—one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and two counts of obstruction of justice. Also on October 30, Kenneth Mark Fobbs, Tribble’s roommate, was charged with perjury for allegedly lying to the grand jury about the last time he had seen Tribble.