Former Bulls Center Stacey King Says Brother Lamoyne Died from Coronavirus

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2020

Chicago Bulls television announcer Stacey King in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Former NBA center Stacey King announced Sunday that his brother, Lamoyne King, died of the coronavirus:

Stacey King @Stacey21King

I lost my older brother Lamoyne King yesterday morning to this deadly coronavirus so please take the necessary precautions to protect you & your loved ones. Stay inside, continue to practice social distancing & wear a mask. This disease is REAL people. #staysafe🙏🏾

COVID-19 has led to more than 66,000 deaths in the United States as of Sunday, per CNN.com

King spent eight seasons in the NBA from 1989-97, including parts of five seasons with the Chicago Bulls. He was a reserve for the franchise's first three-peat, winning championships in 1991, 1992 and 1993. 

The 53-year-old currently works as an announcer for NBC Sports Chicago covering the Bulls.

Lemoyne King's death represents another loss in the NBA family due to the coronavirus.

Jacqueline Towns, the mother of Karl-Anthony Towns, died in April due to complications with COVID-19.

The league suspended the 2019-20 season in March after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the respiratory disease.