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Saying goodbye to 'The Intimidator'

Dr. Jack, Maurice Lucas' coach on the Blazers, remembers one of the NBA's giants

Updated: November 1, 2010, 4:19 PM ET
By Dr. Jack Ramsay | ESPN

The Big Man has taken Maurice Lucas from The Game. This time there was no scowl, no request to "let me go a few minutes more." Luke knew it was time to come out. He had typically "left it all out there" and had gone to the bench for a well-deserved rest.

Maurice Lucas has left us. Gone is The Intimidator of the 1976-77 championship Trail Blazers -- the macho man with the bulging biceps and menacing stare. Luke was the physical spirit of that team. He enjoyed intimidating opponents ...

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