We'll admit to not always being the biggest Wayman Tisdale fans in the world, but he grew on us, particularly after he emerged as a significant musical talent. He was a happy guy playing basketball, but he was a joyous man when he played music.
We knew he had lost a leg to cancer, but we thought he had beaten it. So finding out that cancer instead has beaten him was a blow. He died Friday at 44. What a shame.