NBA’s Most Tragic Deaths

Jason Collier was selected with the 15th pick of the 2000 draft, and would go on to play for the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks. During the 2005 offseason whilst he was with the Hawks, Collier suddenly died in his home after having difficulty breathing. An autopsy later revealed that Collier had an enlarged heart, and about one and a half times larger than it should have been even for a man of his size (seven feet). Collier was only 28 years old and had a wife and young daughter.